There's no questioning the fact that Wayne Gretzky is one of the most revered figures in the history of professional hockey, and for good reason, but fans in Toronto have often had a more contentious view of "The Great One" due to a certain high-sticking incident.
What many modern fans probably don't know however is how, a few years following that high-sticking incident, Wayne Gretzky almost became a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs himself.
In a recent video piece for Sportsnet, National Hockey League reporter Scott Wilson shared some details regarding how Gretzky twice almost joined the Maple Leafs organization, once as a player and once as the team's President.
It makes for a rather interesting case of what if? And you can learn all about in the video below courtesy of Sportsnet.