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Hockey Legend Howe Remains In Guarded Condition

October 30, 2014

Hockey legend Gordie Howe is in guarded condition after suffering a severe stroke. Howe was known for being a fierce competitor on the ice and a beloved figure off of it. When Gordie Howe began playing professional hockey Harry Truman was president. When Howe finally retired Jimmy Carter was in the White House. In between Howe earned the nickname Mister Hockey – an enforcer on the rink whose mere gaze could freeze opponents, with an ability to score goals nearly at will. His Detroit Red Wings won four championships in the 1950’s and the future Hall of Famer was named Most Valuable Player six times. But the affable Howe often said his greatest achievement came two decades later, when he spent several years playing on the same professional team with his two sons.