While The Great One might be considered one of if not the greatest NHL player of all time I'm going to say his biggest contribution just might be his daughter Paulina Gretzky.
I don't think any of us should be surprised that Wayne Gretzky and his wife Janet Jones (always considered one of the hottest couples in sports) would give us such a gift. As if that wasn't enough Paulina also appears to be a girl that,... how do I put this nicely,... isn't afraid to show off what God gave her. In 2011 Paulina posted some racy pictures on her Twitter and Instagram accounts that eventually led her to shut down her Twitter account. There were rumors that Wayne was not too happy with the pictures and had her shut the Twitter account down, but these were never confirmed. Apparently Wayne didn't fully approve of his daughter being the sex symbol she is (really what father would??). Basically Paulina knows she is hot and has no problem flaunting it. For good measure, her Twitter account is back (@PaulinaGretzky), and as good as ever though maybe a little bit tamer.
Now before you accuse Paulina of being famous for basically being famous (ahem Kardashians) I will have you know Paulina is a model along with a pop singer. Her song "Collecting Dust" was featured on Laguna Beach and you can buy it on iTunes (yes I did confirm this fact). If her celebrity continues to rise, it may be that we see her performing in some of the same buildings her dad used to play in.
It's been a long time since the New York Rangers were considered a good team but 2012 might be the year it all comes together for the Rangers. And on this quality roster, many would call the Ryan the heart and soul of the Rangers. That may help to explain why he took over the captain "C" from incumbent Chris Drury. With Ryan leading the team the #1 seed Rangers are heading towards their first Stanley Cup since 1994.
Hoping to cheer Ryan on all the way to the cup is his wife, the former Kyla Allison. Ryan and Kyla dated for about 8 years before he finally popped the question. The couple married on June 25th, 2011 at the Oak Hill Country Club, which will also host the PGA Championship in 2013. I would have to think Ryan would like nothing better than on his first wedding anniversary to celebrate the first year of marriage and winning Lord Stanley's Cup.
Being married less than a year, it's not impossible to still find a wedding registry online. And in that spirit, we have discovered a totally reasonable wedding registry online. Personally speaking, I cannot say enough how classy I find it to put items of every price point on your registry, especially when you get a pretty nice paycheck from the Rangers. Nothing worse or more conceited than registering for nothing but crazy expensive stuff. I think this speaks volumes about how classy this couple is. Congratulations to the new bride and groom, and good luck to Ryan in the advanced rounds of the playoffs.
It's been one hell of a year for Brad Richards, both on and off the ice.
On the ice, the Rangers Assistant Captain has helped to bring his team on the cusp of the Stanley Cup Finals. The 12 year pro finished the season with 66 points, and is now charging through the playoffs racking up to date another 14 points.
Regardless of the outcome of the Richards and the Rangers playoff hopes, one might think that this was a fine 2011-2012 season to take into the offseason, but his real legend has grown off the ice. Earlier this year, Richards was linked romantically to Olivia Munn. And as awesome as Olivia Munn may be, if Brad Richards is dating Erin Andrews, he has successfully found a way to top himself.
Erin Andrews has also been in the tabloids in recent days as she was linked to Gossip Girl star, and Tony Romo's brother-in-law, Chace Crawford. Andrews has emphatically denied these rumors to a number of sources, including Jimmy Traina, who authors Hot Clicks for SI.com.
TerezOwens.com broke the story when they received word that Brad Richards and Erin Andrews were seen out on a date in New York City shortly after game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. This is obviously new news for each of them, and admittedly unconfirmed on both parts. Andrews has been rumored to have been seen with Richards in New York previously, but the two were never linked romantically until recently.
Again, there is no confirmation here, and we're waiting for a second source to verify. Once word comes in one way or another, we'll keep you posted.