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Gretzky honors former teammates

Updated: November 9, 2009, 10:34 PM ET
By Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

TORONTO -- The NHL avoided what would have been a major embarrassment when Wayne Gretzky arrived at the Hall of Fame ceremonies Monday night.

His decision to come and honor former NHL teammates Luc Robitaille, Brian Leetch and Brett Hull, and international teammate Steve Yzerman and New Jersey Devils president and GM Lou Lamoriello prevented what would have been a dark stain on the evening's proceedings.

Although Gretzky told reporters before the ceremony it was "speculation" that ...

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