“Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe Dead at 88

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On the same day that Muhammad Ali was buried, the world lost another sports legend. Gordie Howe died early Friday morning. He was 88.

Gordie Howe
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Howe played 26 years in the NHL, racking up 1,850 points – at the time, the most in league history (until Wayne Gretzky). Howe also played in an astonishing record 1,767 games. Howe wasn’t just a legend on the ice, he was well liked and respected in all aspects of his life.

Gordie Howe
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On Friday, Gretzky (and many others) took took to Twitter to pay respects to “Mr. Hockey.”

Gordie Howe And Wayne Gretzky
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