Kris Draper

What They Are Writing About Mr. Hockey

What They Are Writing About Mr. Hockey

Paul Hunter, writing for the Toronto Star:

"For decades, and generations of Canadians, he was the game, so much so that he required an honorific.

Mr. Hockey.

Gordie Howe, born of the prairies, cherished across the nation and revered by everyone he encountered, died Friday morning surrounded by family at his son Murray's house in Ohio.

He was 88 but, really, for anyone who watched him play or spent time in his company, he was ageless."

Roy MacGregor, writing for the Toronto Globe and Mail:

"I do remember, vividly, when our father pointed at No. 9 in the Red Wings jersey, a lanky fellow with a dark forelock...