Ninety-Nine...AKA The Great Gretzky (Now in Stories)

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© James Wiley

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Hockey fan or not, if you haven't heard the name Wayne Gretzky, you don't live on this planet. He has been named the greatest hockey player ever by many sportswriters, players and the NHL itself.

Though I have shot Gretzky many times, this is my favourite. I'm not sure why. I think it's the intensity of eyes and what appears to be the beginning of a smile, indicating that he has probably just scored yet another goal. Shot for Canadian Press.

In my 'Sports and Action' collection.

In the NHL: Game On! photo essay.

23 responses

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   said (15 Jan 2013):

    Oh, yeah! My all-time favorite hockey player. He's what got me interested in the game. He was pure magic on ice.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    Love the sneaky look on the great ones face. Fantastic capture James! I can see why this would be your fav.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    A+++

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    He does look happy with his winnings! Wonderful capture!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (15 Jan 2013):

    great framing and balance

  • Marco

    Marco gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    great shot!!!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    His smile, eyes and as you stated, he knew he 'got it'...masterful and I can see how this is one of your fav's.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    You caught him in the perfect pose here, just a fabulous shot!! In my books he`s right up there with Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull !! :)

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    Great action shot!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    perfection!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    my son played hockey before and during highschool. One of his idols Gretzky. His fav no 16 , St louis blues,

  • Bruce Wendler

    Bruce Wendler gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    Great they are playing again, but the ticket prices!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (16 Jan 2013):

    Excellent action shot and the expression on his face!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (17 Jan 2013):

    Love the intensity in this one! He really was 'the guy'!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (17 Jan 2013):

    Love the intensity in this one! He really was 'the guy'!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (17 Jan 2013):

    Awesome!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (18 Jan 2013):

    Angle very beautiful and spectacular.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (18 Jan 2013):

    Love the look on his face! Nicely captured

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (19 Jan 2013):

    A great B&W snapshot, very impressive!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (21 Jan 2013):

    My favorite player of all time!!!!!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson   gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    I agree with Lynn. Great work, James.

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (23 Jan 2013):

    Nicely Captured

  • Paul Farley

    Paul Farley   gave props (25 Jan 2013):

    Beautiful timing! The eyes definitely make it a great image.

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