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PHT Morning Skate: Reflections on Gretzky trade as 25th anniversary looms

Aug 8, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

We’re coming up on the 25th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky getting traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings. Sportsnet has taking a look back at that historic move. (Part 1/Part 2/Part 3)

The Kings didn’t just get Gretzky. Retired NHL forward Mike Krushelnyski talks about the deal from the perspective of one of the guys that was shipped to Los Angeles with The Great One. (LA Kings Insider)

A bit about what Gretzky meant to the City of Edmonton. (Edmonton Journal)

Moving away from The Trade, Jujhar Khaira has signed an entry-level contract with the Oilers. The 18-year-old forward had six goals and 25 points in 37 games with Michigan Tech last season. (

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival got his day with the Stanley Cup. (CSN Chicago)

Todd Woodcroft has been selected as the Scouting Director for the Calgary Flames. (

  1. girouxed - Aug 8, 2013 at 5:39 PM


    • blomfeld - Aug 8, 2013 at 10:58 PM

      “Thank you for your ‘input’ Giroux … you are relieved”

      Friends, I remember that hot August day back in ’88 only too well. Having been a King’s fan at the time for some fifteen years, my support for them had started to wane due to their lackluster results over the preceding years. And I had also admittedly become ‘seduced’ by the ‘glorious’ Oiler campaigns leading up to that fateful summer. But then out of nowhere came this announcement that Gretzky was off to LA ! And I can tell you man, I was then back into it like a couple of lovers who just rediscovered their long ‘lost’ passion for each other ! :)

      ps: forensic evidence would suggest that it was ‘Janet’ who ordered the move to LA … not Gretzky, McNall, or Plockington as hockey pundits would have us believe … and I contend that the ‘Janet’ syndrome (Gina) is why Luongo today will now return to Florida and never play again for the Vancouver Canucks …

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