It may have been the most important single day, the most significant event in modern hockey history. The consequences of that day are still be felt today.
On August 9th, 1988 Peter Pocklington, owner of the Edmonton Oilers, traded/sold the greatest player in the history of the game - Wayne Gretzky. For hockey, and for Canada, that was the day that changed everything.
That day is the focus of Stephen Brunt's latest book Gretzky's Tears: Hockey, Canada, and the Day Everything Changed. I have the book reviewed over at Hockey Book Reviews.com.
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