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R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe

Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:04 pm

Hockey legend Gordie Howe has passed away at 88-years-old

Winner of 4 Stanley Cups.

R.I.P.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/h...ey-legend-gordie-howe-dead-age-88/
 
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RE: R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe

Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:08 pm

By far the greatest hockey player ever...
 
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RE: R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe

Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:15 pm

I can't believe the lack of responses. Doesn't anyone here follow hockey?
 
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RE: R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe

Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:41 pm

Quoting johns624 (Reply 2):
Doesn't anyone here follow hockey?

Not really. Personally I think the season is too long, the playoffs let in too weak teams, and it's ridiculous to be having Stanley Cup games in June, it's summer for god's sake!

Back when I was a kid and I had lots of time on my hands, I remember it was a big deal that Gordie Howe and his two sons were going to play for The Whale, a,k.a. The Hartford Whalers.



Go Whale!

So long Gordie, thanks for the memories!

See also: http://www.courant.com/sports/hockey...ead-at-88-0611-20160610-story.html

See also: http://www.courant.com/sports/hockey...rdie-howe-0611-20160610-story.html

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RE: R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe

Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:41 pm

Quoting johns624 (Reply 2):
I can't believe the lack of responses. Doesn't anyone here follow hockey?

I do - was a fan during the "original six" days and saw Mr Howe play innumerable times against my hometown Blackhawks during the Bobby Hull/Stan Mikita/Glenn Hall era. What epic battles those were. The talent pool was so much deeper then since so few roster spots were available to the top tier players. While I think Gretzky still would have been the best even had he played back then, Gordie Howe was and always will be a legend. May he   
 
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RE: R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe

Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:17 am

Quoting johns624 (Reply 2):
I can't believe the lack of responses. Doesn't anyone here follow hockey?

Look at this years Stanley Cup thread for your answer.

Such a sad day, I have been lucky enough to meet Gordie a few times, during the '70's he would run hockey camps during the off season, my father in law went to a few of them and they became friends, my father in law (jokingly he says) invited him to play in a beer league game in LA, needless to say he was shocked when Gordie showed up. They stayed friends until the end.
 
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RE: R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe

Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:24 am

Quoting johns624 (Reply 1):
By far the greatest hockey player ever...

He certainly was.

Class act off the ice too, good guy. I hope they change the name of the new Red Wings "Little Caesar's" arena to honor Gordie but I doubt it will get legs. But for s&g's, here is the change.org link if anyone wants to sign.
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RE: R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe

Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:58 am

They are going to name the new international bridge between Detroit and Windsor after him. That's been in the works for a few years now. Naming the arena after him would be nice, also.
 
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RE: R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe

Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:42 am

Quoting johns624 (Reply 1):

I can't believe the lack of responses. Doesn't anyone here follow hockey?

I do, but Im a hockey newb as I have only been here 10.5 years. I have of course heard of Gordie Howe on many commentaries - the "Gordie Howe hat-trick" has of course been referred to many times too over the years I have been listening to it - but I never grew up with hockey or him playing, so although I can appreciate all that he is to the game, I dont quite have the same connection as you would (if that makes sense).

Maybe just the same for you is if Sir Alex Ferguson, Bryan Robson or someone pivotal from British soccer I grew up with died.
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RE: R.I.P. "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe

Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:57 am

Quoting Revelation (Reply 3):
the playoffs let in too weak teams

Hockey really went downhill when they started to mandate helmets.

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Re: R.I.P.

Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:36 pm

johns624 wrote:
I can't believe the lack of responses. Doesn't anyone here follow hockey?


Here in Detroit it is a BIG deal. The funeral yesterday was well covered by local media and his viewing was at Joe Louis Arena and opened to the public.

tb727 wrote:
I hope they change the name of the new Red Wings "Little Caesar's" arena to honor Gordie but I doubt it will get legs


That would be nice, but these days corporate sponsor names appear to be the only way to go. Of course the folks who founded and own Little Caesar's own the Redwings. I'm not a huge fan of the name, but it is better than where the Tigers play. It bugs me seeing Comerica Park and knowing that that bank isn't even a Michigan Company anymore; they moved to Texas.
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Re: R.I.P.

Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:09 am

Outdoor games are a big deal now...First game the Red Wings played outdoors in 1954 (Gordie Howe) was a member of the team was played in Marquette, Michigan at the State Prison there playing the convicts.

http://redwings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=615868

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