Remembering Gordie Howe
You could spend your entire weekend reading remembrances about the late and beyond great Gordie Howe. Here's a small sampler platter that scratches the surface of the man's huge hockey legacy.
- A timeline of his incredible career. [NHL.com]
- Kyle from Winging It In Motown offers his eulogy.
- Of all the official statements issued, Steve Yzerman's might have been the most heartfelt. [WIIM]
- AUDIO: Butch Goring talks to WOR's Pete McCarthy about growing up a Howe fan and then playing against him. And more Islanders condolences can be read at our post from yesterday. I added a couple more, including a cute picture of Howe and a teen-aged John Tavares.
- Greatest Hockey Legends has nine great Gordie Howe stories, like his disastrous tryout with the Rangers.
- Down Goes Brown on what made Howe the quintessential hockey player. [The Guardian]
- Of course, when it comes to old hockey players, George Vecsey of the New York Times comes bearing laurels.
- At Sports on Earth, Joe Delessio writes about Howe's grace and brutality.
- The Whalers retired Howe's No. 9 years ago, and the Hurricanes have quietly never un-retired it out of respect. [N&O]
Mostly hockey links
- Jean-Francois Berube gets a report card that is appropriately full of very suspicious optimism. [LHH]
- If Matt Martin walks, who would make a good replacement signing? [TSS]
- The annual transferring of Marc Savard's cap hit comes to New Jersey, where the Devils gave up two AHLers to get Savard and a 2018 second round pick. [AATJ]
- The Allen Americans have won their fourth straight championship - their second straight ECHL title following two consecutive CHL titles - and are a sports dynasty no one is talking about. [Star Local]
- Not Hockey: The ESL One eSports event at Barclays Center has added a Street Fighter V tournament, called the "Brooklyn Beatdown." Hadouken!