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RIP Gordie Howe

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jun 10, 2016
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I had the good fortune of spending a lot of time sitting and chatting (and learning about hockey) with Gordie during the Whalers' morning skates at the Hartford Civic Center in the mid-'80s. Wonderful warm guy and a great story teller. RIP.
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  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Dude, he did that same routine for everyone.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I want just one person to say Gordie did them a magic trick.
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  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Hey, I loved Gordie Howe.
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  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Well, he did turn himself in a sniveling little whiner once.

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  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Fun and games aside, too young to have watched him. Maybe SJ oldies can talk about his magical ways. Was he fast? Deft with the stick? Best wrister ever? What was the essence of his game?
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I haven't even mentioned the elevator rides up to the press box.
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  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    From the great days of not wearing a helmet. RIP.
  10. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    He lives on thanks to the Gordie Howe hat trick - a goal, an assist and a fight in a game.
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  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Similar to the "Gordie Howe Hat Trick". ... when your nickname was "Mr. Hockey," it's a pretty safe bet you were an all-timer. RIP.
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  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I remember playing Trivial Pursuit with my dad and sister while growing up in the 1980s, before Gretzky broke all of his scoring records and long before I had even an educated guess about anything involving the history of the sport. Whenever a hockey question came up in the sports category, a safe strategy was to answer "Gordie Howe." It was right about 90 percent of the time.
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