Three Things I Didn't Know About the National Hockey League

Jason English

"¢ After struggling through the 1976-77 and 1977-78 seasons in Cleveland, the Barons merged with the Minnesota North Stars. Nothing like this has happened since in the four major sports. Before arriving in Cleveland, the franchise played its first nine years in the San Francisco Bay area. First as the California Seals, then the Oakland Seals, then the California Golden Seals.

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If there are any Canadians out there who can shed more light on the Gretzky trade, fill us in.