08/09/2013 04:08 pm ET

The 99 Most Fascinating Things About The Wayne Gretzky Trade, On Its 25th Anniversary


On August 9, 1988, the unthinkable became thinkable. It was the day when one city wept and another one awakened. When economic constraints, and the men driven mad by their shackles, could necessitate extreme sacrifice. When the seeds were planted for expansion into “non-traditional” U.S. markets for the NHL.

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