Sunday Dump & Chase: Happy 85th Birthday, Gordie Howe

Bruce Bennett

Today the sport of hockey celebrates the 85th birthday of the most complete player to ever lace up the skates, Gordie Howe. If the NHL has the least bit of common sense, they'll name one of next season's new divisions in his honor.

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Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Gordie Howe, 'Mr. Hockey,' turns 85 years old - NHL.com
The guy placed in the top 10 of NHL scoring for 24 straight seasons, and was being the toughest SOB on the ice every night.

NHL -- Gordie Howe's 85th birthday opportunity to celebrate Mr. Hockey - ESPN
Sadly, the encroaching effects of dementia are likely to mean we won't see Gordie Howe making many more public appearances.

Cannonball Explodes For A Hat Trick In Less Than 8 Minutes - The Copper & Blue
When you break a record previously held by Wayne Gretzky, that's a pretty good night.

Blues Acquire Jordan Leopold From Buffalo Sabres - St. Louis Game Time
St. Louis makes their pre-deadline move, adding depth to their blueline.

Kent Huskins traded to Flyers, is not even close to the answer - Broad Street Hockey
Not exactly a trade deadline blockbuster, but there you go.

Tomas Kaberle placed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens - Eyes On The Prize
Montreal would like to clear Kaberle's contract off their books, but will they find any takers?

Clowe trade could come soon | CSN Bay Area
The Sharks may be on the verge of trading the most snake-bitten forward in the NHL. Clowe has 62 shots, but no goals this season.

Don Cherry kisses Nazem Kadri, a.k.a. ‘giving him the Gilmour’ (Video) | Puck Daddy
Yeah, but not Kadri is obligated to move to KINGSTON, ONTARIO.

We'll conclude with a pair of video tributes to Howe.

And lastly, here's a look at his appearance in the 1980 NHL All-Star Game, where he represented the Hartford Whalers at the tender age of 51:


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