With all the attention on boxing legend Muhammad Ali, another sports legend passed away, Gordie Howe.
Personally I have never been a boxing fan, but I have been a huge hockey fan, so I noticed Howe’s passing with more sadness than Ali’s, not that losing anyone, especially one you love is easy.
Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey, had a brilliant career in the NHL, and after the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, is simply the best there has ever been.
His legend is such that they even have what’s called the Howe hat trick, where you pick up an assist, a goal, and a fight. This is because Howe, like Ali, wasn’t afraid to drop the gloves and fight.
Howe had a career which many would love to have, including four Stanley Cups, six Art Ross trophies, six Hart trophies, and landed in the Hall of Fame.
He ended his career with 801 goals, 1049 assists and 1850 points (to go along with 1685 penalty minutes). He is currently fourth on the all time list for points, and second for goals.
He had a wonderful career and will be missed among hockey fans.