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Old School Talk

from the High River Times,
Gordie Howe and High River resident Bert Olmstead had a lot to talk about -- nine Stanley Cups, 982 goals, 1,470 assists and 41 years in the NHL between the two hockey hall of famers. When the 78-year-old Howe, the rugged Detroit Red Wing right winger and third in points in the NHL history, talks about Olmstead, he speaks like another Detroit icon -- Aretha Franklin and her hit R-E-S-P-E-C-T. “Bert’s leadership was one of his strong points -- and he was a strong man,” said Howe, who played in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings from 1946-1971 and the Hartford Whalers in 1979-’80. “Thank God Bert and I had respect for each other. When I hit Rocket (Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard), Bert would come over and say ‘Hey, watch it.’”
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