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Weekend Roundup: 99 Problems Edition

In case you live under a rock, this week marks the 25th anniversary of the Edmonton Oilers trading Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings. Also, other things are happening.

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99 problems, but Papi ain't one.
99 problems, but Papi ain't one.
Stephen Lovekin

Some Bruins news:

  • Two homegrown Bruins prospects go way, way back. [New England Hockey Journal]
  • The Bruins' uniforms have seen lots of changes over the past ninety years. [NESN]

On the Great One, and his move to LA:

  • The Ripple Effect: how the Wayne Gretzky trade (sort of) begat the Tyler Seguin move. [TSN]
  • On its 25th anniversary, here are 99 interesting things about the Great One being traded from Edmonton to LA. [Puck Daddy]
  • How did Gretzky's move to Los Angeles affect hockey in the USA? [ESPN]
  • Wayne Gretzky playing for the kings turned one Los Angeles second grader on to the Coolest Game On Earth™. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The impact of #99 being traded to the Los Angeles Kings can still be felt today, with California hockey products making it to the NHL. [Los Angeles Daily News]

NHL and other hockey news:

  • Free agent Nik Antropov is heading back to the old country to play in the KHL. [CBS Sports]
  • Jody Shelley is joining the Blue Jackets in an interesting role. [The Columbus Dispatch]
  • The boys in the Adams Northeast Snowbird Flortheast Atlantic Division seem to be enjoying their time off. [CBC Sports]
  • How will Tyler Seguin adjust to playing his 'natural' position at center in Dallas? []
  • Jerry Wolman, founder of the Philadelphia Flyers, died this week at 86. [New York Times]
  • Sidney Crosby doesn't have to wait in line to register his car or renew his license, and some people are not happy about it. [USA Today]
  • Team Canada has won its sixth straight gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup. [Hlinka]
  • Former Detroit Red Wings teammates remember left wing Shawn Burr, who passed away earlier this week at age 47. [Detroit Free Press]
Hey, this isn't hockey!
  • The ten "BestCoolest" pitchers - #1 is obviously the best and the coolest. No contest. [Grantland]
  • Little kids say some creepy stuff. [BuzzFeed]