The nation and hockey fans everywhere received the sad news today of the death of the great Gordie Howe. Gordie was a Canadian legend, born in Floral, Saskatchewan and one of the most respected icons in the game. His long and illustrious career and the fact that he played into his 50s earned him the most fitting title of “Mr. Hockey”.
While other players may have been faster, or scored more goal, or blocked more shots, Gordie Howe played the whole game. To this day he is considered by many to be the most complete hockey player of all time.
The great Gordie Howe was 88 years old.