“The Great One” told The Associated Press on Sunday that he hoped that hockey and other sports could come back from the coronavirus pandemic and serve as a positive sign that conditions were improving.
“I really do somehow believe that the leaders of this country and Canada that we will understand that,” said Gretzky. “And I really believe that we will see hockey and other sports in June, July and August, albeit in a different way, but I really see it coming to fruition. I think it will happen. “
Gretzky, who has all-time records for goals, help and points, self-quarantines in California and tries to help the NHL with content during his pandemic break. He and Alex Ovechkin recently recorded their first joint interview on Monday, and they will play the NHL20 video game against each other on Wednesday.
The league is considering several options to try to resume this season, including going straight to the playoffs at several neutral sites. Gretzky believes the NHL will find a way.
“Maybe I’m wrong,” he said. “Maybe I’m too optimistic. I think I am not. I hope this is a good sign for everyone that we are evolving in life, in business, in sport. I really see something going well in the coming months. ”