Author's note: August 8, 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the news conference during which THE TRADE was announced.
Author's note: Peter Pocklington earns no revenue from sales of this book and the full biography, The Puck Talks Here. The author, however, appreciates your support when you buy these books.
Summary: Peter Pocklington brought the people of Edmonton a winning franchise and the most skilled player in hockey history: The Great One, Wayne Gretzky.
This book consists of seven chapters as they were originally published in Peter Pocklington's biography "I'd Trade Him Again: on Gretzky, Politics and the Pursuit of the Perfect Deal." The selected content tell the fascinating story of the flamboyant entrepreneur's tenure of the Edmonton Oilers, from its origins as a WHA team to its heights as an NHL powerhouse.
"I'D TRADE HIM AGAIN: WAYNE GRETZKY & PETER POCKLINGTON" is an easy-to-read "must read" for hockey fans on both sides of the border. Get inside details from the major players in this dramatic tale.
Praise for the complete biography: I'D TRADE HIM AGAIN (full version published 2009 (hardcover), 2011 (paperback))
"A lively insider's read." Garth Woolsey, Toronto Star
"A hell of a life and a hell of a book... I couldn't put it down." Dan Tencer, 630 CHED Radio Edmonton
"It's clear McConnell and Nye wouldn't let Pocklington spin his tale without checks and balances... They have done a professional job." Kevin Allen, USA Today
"I'D TRADE HIM AGAIN is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at a man who is neither a villain nor a hero." Denis Gorman, Goodreads.com
"As great as the Great One. Five stars. I loved it." Shelley Zimmel, on Chapters.ca
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