Gretzky defends McDavid’s outburst after star angered
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — As the primary target of opponents over his Hall of Fame career, Wayne Gretzky can certainly empathize with the frustration of Oilers star Connor McDavid.
McDavid and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning jostled all evening long in a 6-5 Edmonton loss. McDavid denounced the tactics of his opponent after the game, claiming Manning intentionally injured him last season; McDavid missed 37 games with a broken collarbone.
“I guess we can put the whole ‘if he did it’ thing to rest because what he said out there kind of confirmed that,”…