On Aug. 9, 1988, ithe Edmonton Oilers traded the greatest player in NHL history, Wayne Gretzky, along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski, to the Kings for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, $15 million in cash, and the Kings' first-round draft picks in 1989 (later traded to the New Jersey Devils, New Jersey selected Jason Miller), 1991 (Martin Rucinsky) and 1993 (Nick Stajduhar). The trade turned Los Angeles from a city with tens of thousands of hockey fans into one with hundreds of thousands of hockey fans. Continue reading on The Fabulous Forum.
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