Detroit could have had Gretzky
Detroit is a sports town. And hockey is the sport de jour (please, don't ask us about the Lions or the Tigers right now. Wounds are too fresh.)
I recently ran across this story about how The Great One could have been a Red Wing. Ah, the sweet misery.
According to the article..."Gretzky knew he was shipping out of Edmonton well before the trade, which he helped orchestrate after he realized that a new real estate agent was unavoidable. "I only want to go to two places," he told Pocklington. "LA or Detroit," the latter being just a three-hour drive from his hometown of Brantford, Ontario.
His dad pushed for Detroit. Surprisingly, so did his wife. "It's a hockey city," she reminded her husband. It's technically called, but they'll probably forgive her considering she tried to give the city its biggest bailout this side of Washington D.C."
Read the whole thing here.