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CBC Archives: Pocklington says Gretzky wanted out

In these clips from the CBC archives, Oilers owner Peter Pocklington and Wayne Gretzky pal Eddie Mio give conflicting accounts of how the biggest trade in hockey history went down in 1988.

Great One pal Eddie Mio gives conflicting account

Oilers owner Peter Pocklington, left, was villified for selling the beloved Wayne Gretzky to the L.A. Kings. (Ray Giguere/Canadian Press)

Did Wayne Gretzky really want to leave Edmonton for Los Angeles 25 years ago?

Who initiated the talks that would eventually lead to the biggest trade in hockey history?

How big a role did Gretzky's wife, Janet, play in the move?

In these video clips from the CBC archives, then Oilers owner Peter Pocklington and Gretzky pal Eddie Mio give conflicting accounts of how the blockbuster deal went down in 1988.