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Report: Gretzky almost joined Red Wings in '88

The Great One and the Captain? Together? Think of how many Cups the Detroit Red Wings could have won ... It didn't happen, of course, but Wayne Gretzky said that he nearly became a Wing instead of a King in 1988. He says he had the choice about where the Edmonton Oilers would trade him: Los Angeles, Detroit or New York. "Everyone thought that my wife (actress Janet Gretzky) had picked L.A.," Gretzky said at an event Tuesday in Lethbridge, Alberta. "(But) my wife said, 'You should play in Detroit.' "It was my dad who called me and said, 'You should play in L.A.' For whatever reason, he said, 'I think you should move to L.A.,' and I...