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    Default On this day, 30 years ago...

    ...hockey changed forever.

    https://www.tsn.ca/the-trade-30-years-later-1.1155314

    Where were you and how did you hear the news?

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    I had just finished surfing Rincon with my pop and we heard it on the radio. We both looked at each other with WTF faces.

    Seems like yesterday.
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    Carl's Jr. parking lot in Torrance. I think Lee Hamilton was the only one on the radio talking about it.

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    I was at Taco Bell, seriously.

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    walked in the front door after work....Puckboy was crying on the sofa. (Tears of joy, that is).

    GO KINGS GO!!!

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    I hate to say the media kind of played this story out for me last year, and the year before and... now that it actually is the 30th anniversary, I can't get it up.

    Don't get me wrong. I was one of the 2900ish kids playing youth hockey in California the day before the trade. The 5 years that followed it were everything. It's just I can't bring myself to read about it again.

    [crawls back under rock, wishing I still had the brown Nike's]

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    My brother late in 1987 told me when I said that "The Kings should trade for Gretzky" , and he replied "That will never happen".

    That summer it went down...
    at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.

    ---gescom

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    A friend called me (don't remember where I was). Immediately decided to find out where and when the presser was and we went. We were in the room. Talked to Jim F ox before hand. so cool to be able to say, "I was there."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CIrvine View Post
    Carl's Jr. parking lot in Torrance. I think Lee Hamilton was the only one on the radio talking about it.
    I want to talk sports with you!

    Show me your lighting bolt!!

    Did you hear about it on Hacksaw's Hot Headlines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragnet (1987)
    My partner and I witnessed that little torchlight picnic you threw last night, we're gonna put you where your kind always ends up - in a seven by seven foot grey-green metal cage in the fifteenth floor of some hundred-year-old penitentiary, with damp, stinking walls and a wooden plank for a bed. Sure, this city isn't perfect, we need a smut-free life for all of our citizens; cleaner streets, better schools, and a good hockey team. But the big difference between you and me, mister, is you made the promise, and I'm going to keep it.
    -Dan Aykroyd as Sgt Joe Friday



    This trade happened about 13 months after the film was released.




    I, meanwhile, did not become a hockey fan until 3 1/2 years after the trade.


    "Only a numbskull thinks he knows things about things he knows nothing about."
    "It's understanding that makes it possible for people like us to tolerate a person like yourself."

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