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Video- Have An Hour To Kill For Some ‘Magic’?

Caution, you may get dizzy. 

This is part one and I imagine part two is coming soon.

via awood40's YouTube page,

 

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Video- Pavel Datsyuk Will Be Missed

Pavel Datsyuk announced today he will retire from the NHL and will play in the KHL, no team mentioned at this point.

He will be missed by the Detroit Red Wings and the NHL.

Enjoy the 'Magic Man'.

 

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Evening Line- Bobby Orr On Gordie Howe

"I truly believe that you can't do what this man has done and stay as humble as he stayed and as nice as he stayed. Nobody has or will ever be that guy. It won't happen. There wasn't a pretentious bone in Gordie's body. He was a good man."

-Bobby Orr on Gordie Howe.  Dave Stubbs of NHL.com has much more from Orr.

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An Emotional Mark Howe On His Father

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

After Gordie Howe's funeral ended and the dignitaries filed out of the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament on Wednesday, Howe's son Mark stood outside, weary and emotional.

Gordie had died Friday at age 88 after a long battle with dementia, strokes and other ailments. The family had received visitors for more than 12 hours during a public visitation at Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday. Now it was over, and family and friends were headed to a private luncheon.

"It's just hard, no matter how much you know this day is coming," Mark Howe said. "I'm extremely thankful that Dad was able to hang on so long at the end. I really wanted to be with him. I was rubbing his forehead when he went, and …"

Mark broke down.

"I'm sorry," he said.

A security guard put a hand on Mark's shoulder. Reporters told Mark he had said enough.

"No," Mark said. "I'm OK."

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Gordie Howe Is At Peace

from the CP at TSN,

Murray Howe still pinches himself at the realization hockey great Gordie Howe was his father.

In a heartfelt eulogy at his father's funeral Wednesday, Howe's youngest son wondered aloud how he could do justice to the life of a man who was a "living legend."

"My own hero," Murray said of his Hall of Fame father, who died Friday at age 88.

Murray shared numerous amusing and touching stories about his dad with some 900 mourners, who packed Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

He said there are "endless superlatives that come to mind when describing my dad," calling Mr. Hockey beloved, fearless, loyal, tough, graceful, playful, handsome and thoughtful, among other adjectives.

"He was irresistible," said Murray. "Though he was the size of a gorilla, little kids and little old ladies alike flocked to him the moment he disarmed them with his playful grin and his huge open arms. And Dad fed off their love and their positive energy and it brought him to life no matter how tired or sore he was.

"He made everyone feel as if they were the most special person on the planet."

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You can watch the two hour funeral ceremony below...

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Live Stream- Coverage of Gordie Howe’s Funeral

Fox Sports Detroit will be televising the funeral beginning at 11:00am ET and will also stream it.

The local Detroit TV stations plans for streaming coverage- WXYZ will pick up the NHL stream starting at 10:30am. Fox2 will also stream via YouTube at 11:00am.

The NHL Network will have a live broadcast, Remembering Gordie Howe on from 10:00am until 12:30pm.

In Canada, Sportsnet will start streaming at 10:00am ET and it will also be on Sportsnet, TSN coverage...

 

 

Below watch the Sportsnet stream...

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Paying Respect To Gordie Howe

from Neal E. Boudette of the New York Times,

They came by the thousands to honor Gordie Howe, but this time they did it with silence instead of cheers.

Four days after Howe died at 88, hockey fans streamed somberly into a darkened Joe Louis Arena to say goodbye to Mr. Hockey, the prolific goal-scorer who played here for a quarter-century, made the Detroit Red Wings a dynasty in the 1950s and is considered by many to be the greatest player hockey has ever known.

Red Wings faithful waited an hour or more to reach the arena floor, where they proceeded down a red carpet to Howe’s brown, closed coffin, which was topped and flanked by large arrangements of roses — red, of course....

“I just keep losing it,” said Paul Bigler, 54, tears streaming down his cheeks, a white Howe jersey hanging from his burly frame. He said he grew up watching Howe and attending Red Wings games with his father.

Now living in Knoxville, Tenn., Bigler drove 10 hours to pay his last respects to his idol.

“He was just the epitome of what every kid wanted to be,” Bigler said.

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Afternoon Line- John Shannon On Gordie Howe

Howe’s legacy as a player is only surpassed by Howe the person. It's impressive he played until he was 52 years old. But it's more impressive that, after retiring, he went on being Mr. Hockey for another 36 years, talking to everyone, signing autographs until there were no more to be signed. That took stamina and heart-felt human kindness. He was the blueprint that every athlete wanted to copy, but few could. No one had the patience or professionalism to do it. That’s why we all have a Gordie Howe story. And they all go like this: “We met. He shook my hand. And we are friends.”

-John Shannon of Sportsnet where you can read more on Gordie Howe.

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Wayne Gretzky On Gordie Howe

from Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press,

Even Wayne Gretzky, considered by many to be the greatest hockey player ever, got the Gordie Howe treatment.

It was the first game they played against each other, in the World Hockey Association, soon after Gretzky turned pro with the Indianapolis Racers in 1978.

"He was 49, 50 the very first time I played against him," Gretzky recalled today at Joe Louis Arena, where he joined Howe's family for a public visitation of the hockey legend who died Friday. "The very first time I played against him, we were in the warm-up, and I was 17 and thought I was pretty cool, skating around in warm-up, and he kept winking at me. The third or fourth shift of the game, I took the puck from him and, before I knew it, this big stick pounded me on the hand, and I thought I broke my thumb. He took the puck and said, 'Don't ever take the puck from me.'

"I go, 'OK.'"

Gretzky thought the winks were welcoming from Howe. Then one of his teammates let him in on a secret: Howe had a blinking problem.

"Well, nobody told me that!" Gretzky said. "I thought he was cheering me on."

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Live Stream- Gordie Howe Visitation

The visitation of Gordie Howe at Joe Louis Arena is scheduled from 9:00am ET until 9:00pm today.

You can watch the live stream below and this post will remain at the top of KK today.

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