Faces of Gretzky

With Wayne Gretzky‘s resignation as coach of the Phoenix Coyotes today, hockey has become a lead story on most major sports sites.

The lack of a playoff berth in any of Gretzky’s seasons in Phoenix is generally mentioned early in many of the articles.  The accompanying photos used on the home pages or in the articles often portrayed frustration or an angered Gretzky behind the bench.

Here’s a quick look at today’s photos:

Gretzky

ESPN

The most dramatic shot of Gretzky, and perhaps the best shot used from this very amateur photographer's point of view.

Photo: Michael Sackett/US Presswire

Gretzky steps down as Coyotes coach

Gretzky

TSN

A little puzzled.

Photo: Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

Gretzky Resigns as Coach of Coyotes; Tippett Next in Line

Gretzky

Sportsnet

Unemotional behind the bench (which he certainly was not most of the time).

Photo: Unknown

Gretzky out; Tippett in

Gretzky

Fox Sports

Frustrated behind the bench (which he certainly was most of the time).

Photo: Unknown

Gretzky resigns as coach with Coyotes in limbo

Gretzky

CBS Sports

Thoughtful behind the bench.

Photo: US Presswire

Five things: Ownership turmoil, gridlock pox upon Coyotes

Gretzky

Sports Illustrated

Just a little gumpy behind the bench. Gumpier in the photo used on the NHL home page on SI.

Photo: Steve Babineau/Getty Images

Gretzky got a raw deal

Gretzky

Yahoo!

From the Puck Daddy blog, not the main story, which has no photo, but a video thumb. This was a familiar Gretzky pose. He was not shy about letting the refs know what he was thinking.

Photo: Getty Images

Gretzky finally puts himself, Coyotes out of coaching misery

Gretzky

The Score

WTF IS THAT?!

Photo: Norm Hall/Getty

Wayne Gretzky steps down as Coyotes head coach

Gretzky

RDS

Whaaaa!

Photo: Photo Getty

Gretzky démissionne, Tippett arrive

Posted by David M Singer on Sep 24, 2009 at 06:34 PM
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