Friday, August 10, 2012

Oilers History: Moving Coffey marked the beginning of the end


There has been a fair amount written, in recent days, regarding the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Edmonton Oilers trading Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings on August 9th, 1988. Obviously, it was a monumental moment in this organizations history but there was another move made during the opening months of the 1987-88 campaign, that was very much a precursor of what was to come.