August 8, 2023 marks the 35th anniversary of the news conference during which THE TRADE was announced, and in the annals of professional hockey, no incident has resulted in such furor, such angst among Canadians as did the decision by team owner Peter Pocklington to trade Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings. Pocklington's biographers focus on the relationship between the two men, today and during the heady heydays of the five-time Stanley Cup champion team.
Peter Pocklington brought the people of Edmonton a winning franchise and the most skilled player in hockey history: The Great One, Wayne Gretzky. This book tells the fascinating story of the flamboyant entrepreneur's tenure of the Edmonton Oilers, from its origins as a WHA team to its heights as an NHL powerhouse.
"I'D TRADE HIM AGAIN: WAYNE GRETZKY & PETER POCKLINGTON" is an easy-to-read "must read" for hockey fans on both sides of the border. Get inside details from the major players in this dramatic tale.
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