R.I.P. Gordie Howe

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by moreluck, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  2. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Another childhood icon passes away.
     
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I thought he was about 60 or so.
    I know a lot of people (from the Northern climes) thought he was the best hockey player ever.
    I apologize for the sideways compliment but I never watched any hockey and the only player I knew was Wayne Gretzky because of "skate to the puck".
     
  4. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Howe is also known for the “Gordie Howe Hat Trick,” which involves a player scoring a goal, recording an assist and getting into a fight in a single game.

    I forgot about that claim to fame of his.

    I did remember he played on a team with his sons when he was in his 40's.
     
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  5. ViewAskew

    ViewAskew Active Member

    I had the pleasure of meeting him and eating dinner with him at a junior hockey banquet when I was in high school. A class act all the way. Even in his early 70s at that point he was still an imposing figure.
     
  6. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Due to his longevity he was one of the all time scores in the NHL.
     
  7. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    That was here in Houston. He played his last game professionally at age 52
     
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  8. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    The Aeros?
     
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Detroit Vipers, played in 1 game
     
  10. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

     
  11. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

  12. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    Yes, it was the Houston Aeros.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...were it not for Gretzky most of those records would still be his...
     
  14. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

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  15. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    He came back and played 1 shift with the Vipers, for some reason that I don't remember.
     
  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The Vipers made headlines in 1997-98 by signing Hockey hall of Fame winger Gordie Howe to a 1-day contract. Howe, 69 years old at the time of the game, suited up for the Vipers and played one shift. The publicity stunt was intended to drum up interest in the club as well as afford Howe the opportunity to play a professional hockey game in six consecutive decades.
    Detroit Vipers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  17. upschuck

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  18. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    He played with his sons on the NE Whalers of the WHA , then they moved on to nhl to become the Hartford Whalers
     
  19. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    we feared him in Boston in the time of Esposito, Orr , et al. a true legend and ironman.
     
  20. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Now that he's gone ,, Bobby Orr
    Is the greatest living hockey player !!