Exhibit A on Gretzky

Here’s a quote from Wayne:

I think my ability as a player — obviously, I was God-gifted and had some pretty special things that the Lord gave me — but the majority of what I accomplished came from hard work, preparation and relying on teammates and coaches. My point is, I wasn’t really a naturally talented player. What I got, I really earned through hard work. From that point of view, I understand the game as probably as much as anybody else who’s ever played it or coached it.’

Well, that’s cute that he’s so modest, but it’s a pile of horseshit. His players are paying the price for his failure to realize his own uniqueness. Cue Alanis: it’s sorta ironic.