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Dreams Do Come True

from Dave Waddell of the Windsor Star,

“I spent my whole life dreaming of being a hockey player,” said Mark Howe, who had 197 goals and 742 points in 929 NHL games to go with his WHA totals of 208 goals and 504 points in 426 games.

“You dream of winning Stanley Cups. Something I never dreamed about is getting into the hall of fame.”

He might not have dreamed of it, but his father certainly did.

“I think it obviously means more to him,” Mark Howe said. “Anyone that has children understands.

“Anything my children achieve means far more to me than anything I’ve done in my life. He doesn’t have to say that. I know exactly how he feels.”

Mark Howe said at least 40 members of family and friends will be in attendance at Monday’s ceremony.

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WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Quotes from Gordie from the same article.

“I went over to a coach who was sending someone out deliberately to maim him (Mark). High sticks were up around the throat and ears and he got cut up.

“I (skated) alongside side the bench and got three (opposing players with his stick) with one swoop. I said, ‘You put patches on my son.

“When those patches are off and you do it again, I’ll put more than a patch on you.’

“A lot of parents couldn’t watch their kids, with all the clips and cuts. I didn’t mind.

“I just waited for the next line change and you could get even.

“If I could skate, I could get even.

“It’s not nice, but that’s the way I was.”


Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 11/11/11 at 03:39 PM ET

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