THE REAL OPENING NIGHT
On October 6th, 1988… 25 years ago today… Wayne Gretzky made his debut for the Los Angeles Kings in an 8-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. And ice hockey in Los Angeles… and around the entire United States of America… was never the same.
No, really… 5 years later it was literally never the same:
Spend your afternoon reading and watching Spike Coffman’s exhaustive recap of October 6th, 1988. It truly is a time capsule to the late 1980′s.
Oh man, the 1980s! I mean, Michael J. Fox was still on television!
*this joke works because his new sitcom will be cancelled soon.*
HOW HAS THIS NOT BEEN IN HOCKEY HOARDERS?!?
And just because this would never have happened unless Wayne Gretzky was traded to Los Angeles: