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Gordie Howe

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. Breeze147

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    Yet another sports legend passes. I remember he was still playing for the Hartford Whalers when he was 55.

    The Gordie Howe hat trick was a goal, an assist and a fight.

    Mr. Hockey, R.I.P.
     
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    "All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity."


    RIP
     
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    So sad, RIP. I've met him - great man, great hockey player - and some great stories ;-)
     
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    I used to see him around town when i lived in Traverse City, Michigan back in the late 80s / early 90s.
    Hopefully Royal Flusher still has Gordie's hockey card on him and will display it proudly where ever he plays today.
    RIP Gordie :(.
     
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    R.I.P. Mr. Hockey
     
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    Read somewhere today of how he "created space". His son said that during the opening face-off he would hit his opponent upside the head with whatever. Thus giving notice that no matter his age he was not to be trifled with. A harsh strategy but yet off the ice was known as a dedicated family man and a complete gentleman.

    A great loss that will be over shadowed by the funeral of Ali.

    The Kid
     
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    I saw him play w/ Houston Aeros against Phoenix Roadrunners -
    WHA circa '76- '77
    He was only 52 yrs old
    NOBODY on the ice went near him !
    He was that start up league's paycheck -
    those opposing players all knew it.
    It didn't stop Mr Howe from throwing his elbows =
    I was giggling at the sight of it !
    Glad I could say I saw him play.
     
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    Old Time Hockey anyone?[​IMG]
     
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