Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day: August 9th

30 years ago today, the game of hockey changed forever. The Edmonton Oilers sold Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings, giving Southern California the biggest star in the history of hockey. This sale, no not trade, brought hockey to a new level in the south. Without this day 30 years ago, we likely don’t see the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks become teams, we don’t see the Arizona Coyotes and we probably don’t see players like Auston Matthews.

Here’s today’s look around the hockey world, with a heavy dose of Gretzky-to-LA talk.

Photo Credit: Kris Krüg [CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

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