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Remembering when Wayne Gretzky came to St. Louis

In 1996, the Blues set the hockey world on fire with a trade for "The Great One." It didn't end in a Stanley Cup, but Gretzky-mania left a mark on St. Louis.

Corey Miller

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Published: 12:28 PM CDT March 28, 2022
Updated: 12:41 PM CDT March 28, 2022

It took 52 years for the St. Louis Blues to win a Stanley Cup. But that doesn't mean they weren't interesting along the way.

One of the biggest splashes in Blues history came in the final months of the 1995-1996 season. The team made a deal for one of the greatest athletes of all-time, and set off a frenzy in St. Louis.