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Weekend Roundup: 99 Problems Edition

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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.

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? [NHL.com]
  • 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 Memorial.com]
  • 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]