Gretz remembers homecoming, says Alfie will be 'fine'

Wayne Gretkzy speaks during a press conference September 29, 2013 in Brantford, Ontario. (BRIAN...

Wayne Gretkzy speaks during a press conference September 29, 2013 in Brantford, Ontario. (BRIAN THOMPSON/BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

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OTTAWA - The old saying is ‘You can’t go home again’ but Sunday night former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has no choice as he skates onto the Canadian Tire Centre ice with his new teammates from the Detroit Red Wings.

Others have been there and done that. No hockey player more so than the legendary Wayne Gretzky.

The Great One, now 52, returned to Edmonton on Oct. 18, 1988 with the Los Angeles Kings to face the Oilers for the first time since a controversial summer trade sent him to Hollywood. The emotions and the feelings of that night he’ll never forget.


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