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Gretzky To Bossy?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

“Like when I had the chance to go to L.A. and play with Wayne,” he said.

Excuse me? Say what?

“It was the summer [1988] when my contract with the Islanders expired after I’d sat out the year because of my back,” Bossy said. “I hadn’t announced my retirement, yet.

“And it must have been right after they made the trade [for Gretzky on Aug. 9, 1988] that I got a phone call at home. ‘Mike, it’s Bruce McNall.’ I said, ‘Oh?’ ”

McNall, of course, was the Kings’ owner who pulled off the massive deal in which he added $15 million to the package that went to Edmonton owner Peter Pocklington in exchange for No. 99.

“Bruce said he wanted me as a free agent,” Bossy said. “He said, ‘I’d love to have you come out and play with Wayne.”

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