In looking back on today's date to find "The Trade" highlighted on this day, here's a fun video that I think everyone should see because of how revered and celebrated Gretzky is.
The narrator's baritone voice makes this video seem like an investigative documentary. The video, though, is pretty exhaustive in its information, and shows how Wayne Gretzky became on of the biggest icons in Los Angeles after he had been traded there. Of course, he was a pretty big deal before being traded there as well, but why ruin a good story with details, right?
August 9, 1988 will always go down as one of the most important days in hockey history!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!