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The NHL Will Come Up With “An Enduring Testament To Gordie” Howe

from Dave Stubbs of NHL.com,

For days, Commissioner Bettman has heard suggestions from fans and those inside hockey for ways to honor Howe, who truly was a pioneer of the game for his sensational performance on the ice and exemplary manners and generosity off it.

Some, including Wayne Gretzky, have been quoted as saying Howe's No. 9 should be retired from the game forever, as Gretzky's No. 99 was retired on Feb. 6, 2000 at the NHL's 50th All-Star Game. Others have suggested all 30 NHL teams wear a No. 9 patch on their jerseys next season.

"We're going to come up with something that's an enduring testament to Gordie," Commissioner Bettman said Thursday from his office in New York. "There will be something that appropriately celebrates his life and creates a lasting tribute to his immortality. It will be something that will be special and enduring and permanent."

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Hootinani's avatar

Naming an arena after him seems like a pretty enduring testament.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 06/16/16 at 08:48 PM ET

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