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#21 achildr1

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:39 AM

 
More like Probert - Gretzky - Kocur


Probert gets 35 goals and 80 points. Still leads league in PIMs.

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:10 PM

sooooooo does anyone know if these will be online anywhere?



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 01:00 PM

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

Apparently yes.  From what I remember, Gretzky was talking to his old man Walter and he was debating and his dad told him that LA would be more of a challenge cause the Wings already had Yzerman and blah blah even though in 88 we didn't even have Lids, Vladdy, Fedorov, Lapointe etc to make the Wings the powerhouse they became.  Who knows how that would have changed history.  Maybe the Wings finish higher and don't get all the guys in the 90/91 draft including Lids and quite frankly, I'd give up Gretzky for a career of Lidstrom who won 4 Cups in his career and Gretzky never won it again since leaving the Oilers.  Better to have the 4 Cups than some "what if" scenarios.


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:03 PM

Apparently yes.  From what I remember, Gretzky was talking to his old man Walter and he was debating and his dad told him that LA would be more of a challenge cause the Wings already had Yzerman and blah blah even though in 88 we didn't even have Lids, Vladdy, Fedorov, Lapointe etc to make the Wings the powerhouse they became.  Who knows how that would have changed history.  Maybe the Wings finish higher and don't get all the guys in the 90/91 draft including Lids and quite frankly, I'd give up Gretzky for a career of Lidstrom who won 4 Cups in his career and Gretzky never won it again since leaving the Oilers.  Better to have the 4 Cups than some "what if" scenarios.


Lids was a 3rd round pick/53rd overall. So who knows. We probably still would have gotten him, it doesn't appear that there was a lot of interest or buzz around him on draft day

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 10:59 PM

Lids was a 3rd round pick/53rd overall. So who knows. We probably still would have gotten him, it doesn't appear that there was a lot of interest or buzz around him on draft day


Lids became a pimp when he put the wheel on.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 04:43 AM

Lids became a pimp when he put the wheel on.


When did I ever say lids did not play well? I said there was very little interest in him from other teams or else he would have been picked higher. We either got really lucky waiting till the third round for him or no one knew about him at all

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:02 PM

The fact that the other owners hated Bruce McNall following the negotiation of Gretzky's first contract in Los Angeles is funny.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 12:15 PM

 I grew up in California and the Great One trade was substantial on all levels.

 

Honestly believe Gretzky was the main cause (just for popularity purposes) for San Jose and Anaheim getting NHL teams. 

 

I played roller hockey before ice hockey and probably have to thank Gretzky for that too.

 

As probably every kid in California in the late 80's who played some sort of hockey should thank the Great One.


Edited by St. Michael (the Red Wing), 08 August 2013 - 12:16 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 07:59 PM

Gretzky deserved every penny he was given.


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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:22 PM

 I grew up in California and the Great One trade was substantial on all levels.
 
Honestly believe Gretzky was the main cause (just for popularity purposes) for San Jose and Anaheim getting NHL teams. 
 
I played roller hockey before ice hockey and probably have to thank Gretzky for that too.
 
As probably every kid in California in the late 80's who played some sort of hockey should thank the Great One.


And Bernie Nicholls too.

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 08:49 PM

And Bernie Nicholls too.

 

Eh as good as Nicholls was he didn't bring the hype nor have the impact that Gretzky brought to LA and the state of Cali.


One of my more memorable NHL games that I was at was watching the Great One tie Howe's goal scoring mark at 801 in San Jose. I'll never forget that crazy game.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:25 AM

 
The Canucks were in on it too


The best pick was LA IMO, Great state to really bring hockey too. Good for the sport. Was meant to be really. Owners sent the message *anyone can be traded* *heres what happens when you chase money* and California grew tremendously as a hockey state

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 06:57 AM

Twenty-five years ago today:

 

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This was to be expected from the Toronto Sun.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:05 AM

The best pick was LA IMO, Great state to really bring hockey too. Good for the sport. Was meant to be really. Owners sent the message *anyone can be traded* *heres what happens when you chase money* and California grew tremendously as a hockey state


And the Oil won another one.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:05 AM

Was listening to Peter Pocklington on the radio yesterday (Oilers former owner for those that didn't know), and he suggested that the gate revenue for the LA Kings didn't double the year after Gretzky arrived, didn't triple, didn't quadruple, wasn't 5X, but increase 6 fold.



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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:34 PM

Gretzky deserved every penny he was given.

The only number you need to back that argument is 2587.


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Posted 09 August 2013 - 12:54 PM

It's crazy how time flies.
 
I mean, I can't believe this was almost 6 years ago now.

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 01:56 PM

We need to trade Sammy, Bert, and Tootoo. We could call that "The Dump".





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