Gretzky throws some serious shade at Colorado and Edmonton after Game 1, with hilarious chirp on himself

The first game of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday night wasn’t short of entertainment. The game was simply electric, with a total of 14 goals scored. With just 20 minutes played, the Avalanche were up 3-2, and at one point in the second period, they had scored four more goals to make it a 7-3 game.

The Oilers didn’t give up, though, and with just eight minutes to play, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored a power-play goal to make it 7-6. But Gabriel Landeskog scored an open-netter in the game’s final minute to give the Avalanche a 1-0 lead in the Conference Final, and everybody just loved what Game 1 had to offer.

But not everyone was impressed.

Now an analyst for the TNT’s NHL coverage, Wayne Gretzky was really fed up with the team’s defensive game.

“I wish I could’ve played this kind of hockey during my playoff days. Teams are just kind off two-on-one, and there’s three-on-two’s all over the ice. Breakaways, breakdowns,” Gretzky said.

He even threw some shade on his own defensive game.

“Listen, I was the most offensive player that ever lived, you gotta play defense, man,” he said.

“That’s how you win the Stanley Cup. I just really, deep down, believe that if you’re to win the Stanley Cup, you got to play better defense.”

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