Sportsnet's Christine Simpson talks about the pitch that the Canucks were making in 1988 to try land Wayne Gretzky ahead of Los Angeles. It's worth a look to see what the Canucks were pitching. Of course the Canucks were also chasing Gretzky before he was traded to the Blues in 1996. Imagine a Gretzky - Bure - Linden /Mogilny line. Drool. Sportsnet, like TSN, has a bunch of stories on Gretzky celebrating the 25th anniversary of the trade.