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#1 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

It's hard to believe that it's been twenty-five years!

Starting this Monday, TSN will devote the week to "SportsCentre Presents: The Trade at 25". The link leads you to the upcoming programming, with an overview of what's in store on each day.

This was easily one of the biggest NHL stories to ever happen. It changed the landscape, from both the player's and the owner's view, the way the "business" is run, for better or worse.

Have your Kleenex ready.


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:47 PM

I actually remember exactly where I was when I saw the press conference (11 years old, at a cottage in PEI)



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 09:33 PM

I promised myself I wouldn't do this...



#4 Danielsm

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:24 PM

As someone who is 21, I don't understand.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:30 AM

As someone who is 21, I don't understand.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:01 AM

Will these be aired online at all? Would love to see them.

Especially interested in hearing about Jimmy Carson. It's odd how he played so well under the pressure of being traded for Wayne Gretzky, but then totally fizzled out coming home to Detroit.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:11 AM

Can't wait for it, I am sure we are going to hear and see his final words again: The great one was just shocked we will never ever see a player like him or Lemieux again.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:43 PM

You guys should check out the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on "The Trade".  Gretsky completely absolves the Edmonton organization and admits that he was chasing the money and put them in a situation in which they couldn't possibly have re-signed him.  As such, what else could they have done?


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

"Some girls are 17 even though they look 25."

 

 


#9 The Axe

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

You guys should check out the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on "The Trade".  Gretsky completely absolves the Edmonton organization and admits that he was chasing the money and put them in a situation in which they couldn't possibly have re-signed him.  As such, what else could they have done?


Fedorovize Gretz? No way.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:21 PM

You guys should check out the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on "The Trade".  Gretsky completely absolves the Edmonton organization and admits that he was chasing the money and put them in a situation in which they couldn't possibly have re-signed him.  As such, what else could they have done?


I second this. It's on Netflix and is an interesting quick watch.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:34 PM

I was four years old at the time, and working on my second doctoral thesis in physics. I was just on the verge of finally completing the Theory of Everything, and then I saw this trade. It shook me so much that I forgot everything I was working on and became a normal four-year-old.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 02:55 PM

I was four years old at the time, and working on my second doctoral thesis in physics. I was just on the verge of finally completing the Theory of Everything, and then I saw this trade. It shook me so much that I forgot everything I was working on and became a normal four-year-old.

You had me going until the part about becoming normal. :P

 

25 years.  Dang.  Back in the days when Edmonton was the dynasty and the Wings.... weren't.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 07:14 PM

I even have the Jimmy Carson Wings hockey card probably worth a buck fifty


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:14 PM

Weren't the Red Wings and Kings the front runners for the Gretzky trade?  


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:21 PM

Gretz was gonna be a grind liner. Good thing he went to LA. McCarty-Gretzky-Maltby.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:34 PM

Gretz was gonna be a grind liner. Good thing he went to LA. McCarty-Gretzky-Maltby.

 

More like Probert - Gretzky - Kocur


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 08:40 PM

 
More like Probert - Gretzky - Kocur


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:17 AM

Weren't the Red Wings and Kings the front runners for the Gretzky trade?  

 

The Canucks were in on it too


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:51 AM

 
The Canucks were in on it too


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:16 AM

You guys should check out the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary on "The Trade".  Gretsky completely absolves the Edmonton organization and admits that he was chasing the money and put them in a situation in which they couldn't possibly have re-signed him.  As such, what else could they have done?

That's what players with class and leadership do. They take the blame and responsibility.





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