John Elway appeared on TNT's pregame show before Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals to answer questions from Wayne Gretzky and the panel.

For a few minutes, Elway discussed his playing career and his time as the Broncos' general manager, including answering Gretzky's question about whether "The Drive" was his favorite moment as a quarterback.

"That was — other than 'The Helicopter' in the Super Bowl, when we got the first down," Elway said.

"That was the one single play. But when we were in Cleveland in the 1986 AFC Championship Game, that's kind of what put me on the map. It was in my fourth year, kind of legitimized me and what I could do.

"I've got so much respect for Joe, and he's done a tremendous job," Elway said. "

With the Avs mere games away from the Stanley Cup Finals, many fans are hopeful they'll see the team make a run, especially for ninth-year forward Nathan MacKinnon, the former first-overall pick who is still working toward a championship.

Madden NFL 23 is coming, and the cover star is no newcomer. EA Sports announced Wednesday morning that the series' namesake, late Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach John Madden, will be on the cover.

Broncos fans will also want to stay tuned on Thursday, as EA Sports will release the game's first trailer at 8 a.m. MT, and it seems likely that we'll get a new, virtual glimpse of Russell Wilson and Co. in action.