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RIP Mr Gordie Hockey

The icon of hockey is gone. Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey is dead at 88. My father never was much for sports heroes, but Gordie Howe was the exception. He took great delight in the farm boy from Saskatchewan dominating the hockey world.

Gordie took care of himself, and this tweeted pic from Bob McKenzie of TSN shows off his physique. No wonder you didn’t mess with Gordie!

Unlike Ali who transcended his sport, Gordie became his sport – he became the temple at which we Canadians bowed to our hockey gods. We have lost a legend.

Where is his first statue going to be erected?