"Oh, what an offense," says Gretzky as Dan Marino leads Miami to a shortlived 10-7 lead. Gretzky may have a newfound respect for defense, but he has a deep-rooted faith in offense.
Vickie enters the room. She and Gretzky have been together for six years, and they are obviously comfortable with each other. Easy. Settled.
"Who are you rooting for, Wayne Gretzky?" she asks.
"Miami. Who are you for, Moss?"
"Ah...the team that has Joe Marino."
Everyone laughs. Gretzky is beside himself. "Oh, Moss, you sportaholic," he says, throwing his head back on the couch.
"We've talked about marriage, but not a whole lot," says Gretzky later. "Right now we'd like to get Vickie settled in her career."
Moss is a pop singer who expects to record a demo soon for Canadian-born producer David Foster, who works with Kenny Rogers and Chicago. He's a hockey fan whom she met when Gretzky took him to hear her sing.
After dinner she plays a tape of a song she recently recorded. The vocal is full and clear: "Baby, you can save my life...."