ESPN's 30 FOR 30 examines the Gretzky trade

TSN.ca Staff
11/18/2009 11:53:11 AM
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TSN is the exclusive Canadian home to ESPN's critically acclaimed 30 FOR 30 film project - featuring some of Hollywood's finest filmmakers creating documentaries centered on the last 30 years in sports.

Highlighting the 30 FOR 30 documentaries on TSN is filmmaker Peter Berg's KINGS RANSOM. It will make its Canadian broadcast premiere tonight at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt - just before TSN's broadcast of the Oilers-Avalanche game at 8:30pm et/5:30pm pt.

The one-hour documentary explores the effects of the shocking trade of Wayne Gretzky from Edmonton to Los Angeles in 1988 - a deal that forever changed the look of the NHL with the single stroke of a pen.

The Edmonton Oilers, fresh off their fourth Stanley Cup victory in five years, signed a deal exporting Wayne Gretzky, a Canadian national treasure and the greatest hockey player ever, to the Los Angeles Kings. 

Acclaimed director Peter Berg presents the captivating story of the trade that knocked the wind out of an entire country and placed a star-studded city right at the humble feet of The Great One.

Upcoming 30 For 30 features include:

MUHAMMAD AND LARRY (Albert Maysles), Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7pm et/4pm et

THE LEGEND OF JIMMY THE GREEK (Fritz Mitchell), Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7pm et/4pm et

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