Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gorecki or Gretzky?

1. He's the all-time NHL points leader, and scored 92 goals in 1981-82, a single-season record. Gorecki or Gretzky?

2. He won first prize for his First Symphony at the UNESCO Youth Biennale in Paris in 1961, his earliest significant critical recognition outside of Poland, decades before a recording of his Third Symphony was a hit in the US and UK. Gorecki or Gretzky?

3. His wife was involved in an illegal betting scandal that resulted in the arrest and conviction of former NHL player Rick Tocchet. Gorecki or Gretzky?

4. In 1979, he quit his job at the Music Academy in Katowice to protest the Communist government's refusal to let Pope John Paul II visit Poland. Gorecki or Gretzky?

5. He was dealt in 1988 by the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings in the NHL transaction forever known by hockey fans as "The Trade." Gorecki or Gretzky?