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Red Wing Great Gordie Howe Dead at 88

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Red Wing great and hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe has died.   The The Detroit Red Wings confirmed reports that the legendary “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe, passed away at the age of 88.

Howe played hockey for six decades, more than 2400 games.  He scored 801 NHL goals.   Howe was born in Saskatchewan in 1928.   He played 24 seasons for the Red Wings starting in 1946.  He led the new WHA in scoring at age 46, and even played with the Hartford Whalers and his two sons, scoring 15 goals at age 51.

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Despite suffering a nearly fatal stroke in 2014, Howe was in attendance at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit a few weeks ago along with members of his family to be honored. Fans gave Howe a standing ovation before Karen Newman took the mic and led the crowd in singing Mr. Hockey “Happy Birthday”.

Here’s video and the story about that.  http://wbckfm.com/?p=76020

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