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TSN25: Gretzky and Lemieux highlight 1987 Canada Cup

Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky (Photo: The Canadian Press)

In honour of TSN's 25th Anniversary, TSN.ca is taking a look at some of the top sports stories over the last 25 years. Our final flashback is the 1987 Canada Cup, a tournament that many believe delivered as much drama and excitement as the historic 1972 Summit Series...... Full Story.(Photo: The Canadian Press)

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See the best images from 25 years of sports moments since TSN went on the air.


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A King, a Prince and a whole lot of stars

In addition to basketball legend-in-the-making LeBron "King" James, plenty of great athletes were born in the same year TSN launched. Here is a list of some of the biggest stars born in 1984. Boy, do we feel old...


Prince Fielder: Son of former Blue Jay fan favourite Cecil Fielder, Prince was the 2007 NL Home Run Leader


Santonio Holmes: Steelers hero was the MVP of Super Bowl XLIII for Pittsburgh


Tim Lincecum: San Francisco's little Giant won the 2008 NL Cy Young Award


Rick Nash: Columbus star won the Rocket Richard Trophy winner as NHL's top goal scorer in 2004


Eric Staal: Oldest of the NHL's Staal brothers has already played in three all-star games and won a Stanley Cup


Thomas Vanek: The 2006-07 NHL Plus/Minus leader has scored at least 36 goals in three straight seasons


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The TSN Timeline

1984: TSN launches

1985: TSN broadcasts its first NHL Game (All-Star Game); Blue Jays win first division title on TSN; Canada wins world junior gold on TSN

1986: TSN broadcasts the World Cup for first time

1987: TSN reaches 1 million subscribers

1988: TSN televises 115 hours of Olympics coverage from Calgary

1989: TSN hits basic cable and surpasses 5 million subscribers; French language sister station, RDS, is launched

1993: SportsDesk (11pm et) becomes first one-hour sports news program in North America

1995: TSN.ca is launched

1997: TSN launches Pacific Prime and Friday Night Football

2000: CTV buys Netstar Communications, TSN's parent company

2000: SportsDesk becomes SportsCentre; NHL Network is launched

2003: TSN launches HDTV service

2008: TSN2 is launched

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