Today’s the 24th anniversary of the Wayne Gretzky trade

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Kudos to the fine folks at NHL.com for their innovative look at the 24th anniversary of the Wayne Gretzky-to-Los Angeles trade — 24 of the Great One’s most unbreakable records.

Here’s a quick video rundown remembering Aug. 9, 1988 and beyond:

“I promised Mess I wouldn’t do this”

Gretzky’s tearful farewell presser…

Pocklington: “I had all kinds of death threats”

The Oilers owner quickly became the biggest villain in Edmonton (perhaps Canada).

Gretzky breaks Gordie Howe’s points record…in Edmonton:

One of the two greatest moments No. 99 had in a Kings uniform.

Gretzky’s Game 7 hat trick vs. Toronto in 1993:

I’d argue this would be the other one.