Wayne Gretzky, left, holds his new Los Angeles Kings jersey against Kings owner Bruce McNall at a news conference in Los Angeles, Ca., late Tuesday night, Aug. 10, 1988. Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers in one of the biggest sports deals in history.
Wayne Gretzky, left, holds his new Los Angeles Kings jersey against Kings owner Bruce McNall at a news conference in Los Angeles, Ca., late Tuesday night, Aug. 10, 1988. Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers in one of the biggest sports deals in history. AP
Wayne Gretzky, left, holds his new Los Angeles Kings jersey against Kings owner Bruce McNall at a news conference in Los Angeles, Ca., late Tuesday night, Aug. 10, 1988. Gretzky was traded from the Edmonton Oilers in one of the biggest sports deals in history. AP

DeCock: Gretzky trade, 25 years ago, led to NHL here

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