This Day in Sports Betting History - August 9 - The Biggest Trade in Hockey History
The Biggest Trade In Hockey History
The Edmonton Oilers trade 27 year-old superstar Wayne Gretzky along with teammates Marty McSorely and Mike Krushelnski to the Los Angeles Kings for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, three 1st round draft picks and $15 in cash.
The Kings odds went from 100-1 to 30-1 to win the Stanley Cup while the Oilers moved from 2-1 to 4-1.
Later that season, Los Angeles - who was a -170 series favorite - would go on to defeat Edmonton in 7 games in the first round of the playoffs.
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