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Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky (Credit: Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 99-90

Every week, we’ll rank the best players in local sports history by uniform/jersey number, in sets of 10. So with that said, let’s start from the top. Here are 99-90.

08/28/2014

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9 Athletes Over 50 Who Are Still Better Than You

Most look like they haven’t aged, some look even younger than they did when they were active players, and some are still involved for the love of the game. Here’s a look at nine athletes over 50 who are still better and more athletic than you and who could beat you in anything.

07/25/2014

Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Reports: List Of Candidates Grows As Sather Searches For Next Rangers Coach

The list of candidates to become next Rangers coach has grown to Alain Vigneault, Mark Messier, Lindy Ruff, Wayne Gretzky and Dallas Eakins.

06/01/2013

The New York Yankees observe a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 16, 2013 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Boston-New York Kinship Has Never Been Stronger

Terrorist activities don’t work against us. Blast us and we blast back. Punch us and we punch back. We are brothers and sisters and we band together. That will never change.

04/18/2013

Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Watching Rick Nash Is Pure, Unadulterated Fun

Rick Nash’s ability to provide highlight-reel moments could soon make him the toast of New York.

02/13/2013

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: NHL Is On The Verge Of A PR Nightmare

A large part of Bettman’s role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He’s failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.

10/26/2012

Wayne Gretzky speaks at a press conference announcing his trade to the Los Angeles Kings at the Forum in Inglewood, California. (Getty Images/Staff)

Hartnett: The Trade That Changed Hockey Forever

The 1988 trade of Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings changed hockey forever, by taking a regional sport to new markets in America.

08/09/2012

Zach Parise and Ryan Suter (Photo courtesy of Minnesota Wild.)

Hartnett: Sorry Devils Fans, Parise Belongs In Minnesota

Zach Parise’s decision to join his home state Minnesota Wild came as a blow to Devils fans, but it’s truly where he belongs.

07/05/2012

Justin Schultz poses for a head-shot during the 2008 NHL Combine at the Westin Bristol Place on May 30, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images for the NHL)

Rangers Miss Out On Free Agent Defenseman Justin Schultz

The Rangers missed out on free agent defenseman Justin Schultz who is set to join the Edmonton Oilers.

06/30/2012

2012 Hockey Hall-of-Fame inductees Pavel Bure and Joe Sakic (Photos by: Eliot Schechter/Getty Images/NHLI and Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Two Moves That Could’ve Changed Rangers History

Had Joe Sakic and Pavel Bure became Rangers in the their prime, it would have significantly changed the Blueshirts’ fortunes during a dark period.

06/27/2012

Stanley Cup Finals

Silverman: It’s Just A Matter Of Time Before The Devils Go Home

The season was one of redemption and guts for the Devils after missing the playoffs a season ago. They have the stomach to win a game and extend the series, but any more than that seems way out of their reach.

06/05/2012

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals congratulates Brad Richards of the New York Rangers after the Rangers Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brad Richards Worth His Weight In Gold

In July, Brad Richards was the most coveted of free agents. His decision to join the Rangers has paid off for the player, team and Blueshirts fans.

WFAN–05/14/2012

Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils in action against Jaromir Jagr. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Martin Brodeur And Jaromir Jagr, A Tale Of Two 40-Year-Olds

Before Game 5, Jagr called over to the legendary Devils goalie, “Hey, Marty, how does it feel to be 40?” It must feel pretty good — Brodeur is moving on.

WFAN–05/09/2012

(credit: Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

Hartnett: NHL Authorities Must Save Hockey’s Damaged Soul

Gone are the days when NHL players could adequately police themselves. The game I love has now given way to ugly, vigilante justice.

WFAN–04/18/2012

Lenny Dykstra (credit: Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Controversial Ex-Met Lenny Dykstra Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra was sentenced Monday to three years in state prison in a grand theft auto case. Los Angeles County superior court judge Cynthia Ulfig sentenced Dykstra after refusing to allow him to withdraw a no-contest plea.

03/05/2012

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