"Everyone kind of stayed away from him because we had heard all the rumors ... but it was an easy transition after all," said Luc Robitaille, the Kings' Hall of Fame left wing who now oversees their business operations. "You heard he's gnarly. He seems a lot more relaxed, and I think he's really enjoying it. You win, and it makes everything a lot easier."
Robitaille, now the Kings' president of business operations, said Gretzky is "like our Babe Ruth, and we need him around."