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When I was a kid growing up I used to watch the Blackhawks on Channel 9 and I'd get to see Gordie Howe every once in a while when the Hawks played the Redwings. Man, that guy was a great player, some would say The greatest. Played for 5 decades in the NHL and held most of the scoring records until Gretzky came along. Also had his namesake hat-trick: a goal, an assist and a fight in the same game. Most all my heroes from my younger days are either gone or soon will be. While that's the natural order of things, sad to see it happen just the same.
Rest In Peace Mr. Hockey.