Wayne Gretzky is optimistic the NHL’s 2019-20 season will resume.
Gretzky told the Associated Press on Sunday he’s is hopeful the league will be able to resume the current season following the COVID-19 outbreak. The Great One specifically noted the summer months as a timeline.
“I really believe somehow, someway, that the leadership in this country and in Canada, that we’re going to figure this out,” Gretzky told the AP. “And I really believe that we’ll see hockey and some sort of other sports in June, July and August, albeit in a different way, but I really see it coming to fruition. I think it’s going to happen.”
Those initiatives seem to have helped Gretzky remain positive.
“Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe I’m too optimistic. I think I’m not,” he said. “I hope that that’s a good sign for everyone that we’re moving on in life, in business, in sports. I really see in the next couple months something good happening.”
In the meantime, Gretzky has decided to take part in a best-of-three “NHL20” virtual series against NHL superstar Alex Ovechkin on Wednesday for coronavirus relief.