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Islanders News: Celebrating Gordie; Cap Hit for Draft Pick swap; Hidden Dynasty

Take the time to read some Gordie stories.

Gordie probably would have appreciated this.
Gordie probably would have appreciated this.
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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. []
  • 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!