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Looking back at Wayne Gretzky's trade to the L.A. Kings 25 years ago

Let’s take a skate down memory lane and into the Los Angeles Times’ archives in honor of Friday being the 25th anniversary of the<p>Kings’ acquisition ofWayne Gretzky, a trade that changed the fortunes of the Kings and theNHL.<p>The Times' Lisa Dillman wrote a fine story that quoted the principal players …

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Wayne Gretzky's SNL episode, revisited on trade anniversary

It was unthinkable. It was unprecedented. It still seems impossible, even after all these years.<p>On a warm day in the late 1980s, Wayne Gretzky, the …

The Wayne Gretzky trade: How great was that?

It was 25 years ago this week when the Kings acquired the NHL's biggest star from the Edmonton Oilers and shook up the sport.<p>August 07, 2013|By Lisa Dillman<p>Wayne Gretzky shows off his new Kings uniform during a news conference after… (Bruce Bennett Studios /…)<p>Imagine a room full of serious hockey …

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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 …