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Saturday's Dump & Chase: The Trade

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In case you missed it, yesterday was the 25th anniversary of the trade that sent Wayne Gretzky from Edmonton to Los Angeles. While this was certainly an important moment for hockey in this country, it was huge for me, a California kid who didn't know much of anything about the sport before it happened. The Trade was the first thing that pulled me into the game, and I've been hooked ever since.

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Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

The 99 most fascinating things about the Wayne Gretzky Trade, on its 25th anniversary | Puck Daddy

Only 99?

25-for-25: Gretzky records that will live on - Los Angeles Kings

Most of these are absolutely ridiculous.

Wayne Gretzky's SNL episode, revisited on trade anniversary- Sporting News

Can you imagine another hockey player hosting SNL in the near future?

Kings Ransom filmmaker Berg reflects on the Gretzky trade-TSN

If you haven't seen this yet, I highly recommend it.

CBC Archives: Don Cherry's reaction to the Gretzky trade | CBC Sports

I wonder how he felt about it?

Rating Wayne Gretzky to LA and more trades that rocked the NHL - SI.com

There's a few other biggies in there involving Edmonton.

Baseball’s latest woes show NHL is lucky to have Gary Bettman (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy

I feel like I've been saying this forever.

President Obama says no to a boycott of 2014 Sochi Olympics -LA Times

So I guess we can close the book on that one.

The Ultimate SportsCenter Catchphrase Quiz | Awful Announcing

I've never been more happy to fail a quiz.

Keep Calm and Don't Breathe: The country's only high school underwater hockey team fights its way through the U.S. National Tournament - SBNation.com

Yes, underwater hockey is a real sport. Don't be a hater.

8 Outrageous Slip N' Slides From Around The World-Buzzfeed

If it would ever stop raining, I could get one of these going.