A Meeting of Legends: Wayne Gretzky and John Elway Discuss Championships on NHL TNT

A Meeting of Legends: Wayne Gretzky and John Elway Discuss Championships on NHL TNT
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Frank Weber
Frank Weber
May 24th 2023

Prior to last night's Western Conference Finals game between the Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers, the NHL on TNT crew had NFL Legend John Elway on for an interview. For a few minutes, Elway fielded questions regarding his playing career and time as GM from “The Great One,” and even touched on his favorite playing moments.

"That [“The Drive”] was — other than 'The Helicopter' in the Super Bowl, when we got the first down," Elway said. "That was the one single play. But when we were in Cleveland in the 1986 AFC Championship Game, that's kind of what put me on the map. It was in my fourth year, kind of legitimized me and what I could do. But that was the one that put me on the map. But 'The Helicopter' is what got us the ring."

After Elways’ playing days, he returned to the Broncos organization and was their General Manager for a decade. He was not the only Colorado legend to do so though, seeing as how two-time Stanley Cup winner and Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Sakic is now the Executive Vice President/G of the Avalanche.

The Avalanche would go on to win the game 8-6, and will face off against the Oilers in game two tomorrow, June 2nd, at 8:00 PM EST. You can bet on tomorrow's action, or any other game this NHL Postseason, on any of the Michigan Online Casinos.

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