#ESPNplayerNHL: Great for two?
July, 16, 2014
By Sarah Goldstein | ESPN.com
Getty ImagesIs Wayne Gretzky the face of two franchises?Deciding on a franchise player can be a difficult decision. You have to consider everything that a player meant to the team. It's a combination of talent, wins, effort, character and those intangibles that truly represent your team.
It is a debate that could go on for days, weeks, even years.
But is it possible for one player to be the face of the franchise for two organizations?
If anyone could do it, it would be Wayne Gretzky.
In nine seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, Gretzky won eight Hart trophies, seven Art Ross trophies and two Conn Smythe trophies. And there is a matter of the four Stanley Cups he won while with the organization.
In eight seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, Gretzky took the team to the Stanley Cup finals and won a Hart Trophy and three Art Ross trophies. He also heightened the exposure of the game for an entire country.
Now it is time for you to vote. Who is the Oilers' franchise player? Who is the Kings' guy?
You can cast your ballot in three ways: in the comments section below, through our Facebook page or, if you're hitting us up on Twitter @ESPN_NHL, using the hashtag #ESPNplayerNHL.