You don’t have to know much about hockey to know about Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe.
This week, we learned his family is “expecting the worst.” With his days numbered, you’ll be reading a lot about Howe’s hockey heroics. He set just about every NHL scoring record, and a dozen still stand. One of the most impressive: he finished in the top five for scoring for two straight decades.
He played in the NHL at 18, and at 51.
Howe’s heyday paralleled his team’s, and his town’s.
The Wings were a dynasty, winning four Stanley Cups, and nine regular season titles. No team symbolized the Motor City’s might like the Red Wings.