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Petition circulating to place Gordie Howe on NHL 17’s cover

According to Pro Hockey Talk's Joey Alfieri, a gentleman named Brandon Dalton has created a petition to have Gordie Howe grace the cover of EA Sports' NHL 17 instead of Vladimir Tarasenko. The petition is several hundred signatures short of the 5,000 signature goal.

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I would prefer to see #9 retired across the league, like #99 was retired.  I realize many teams have already retired #9 for other players, but league wide recognition should be made.  Nothing against those who have worn #9 previously.

Posted by NEWing on 06/14/16 at 11:12 AM ET

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Okay, obviously this would be very cool, but kinda stiffs Tarasenko/Pavelski for no fault/reason of their own.

That said, perhaps EA could do something cool. There’s the Howe Foundation, and I know that especially after Colleen’s death, he and the family got involved in helping raise awareness and money for dementia research. It would be really awesome if there could be a partnership with the Howe family to choose a reputable charity that they believe would speak to who and what Gordie and Colleen were about. They almost always do a pre-order edition or deluxe edition of these games. I wonder if there’d be enough team financially to make it worthwhile to do the pre-order/deluxe edition as a Gordie Howe edition, and have some of the price premium go to the aforementioned charity.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/14/16 at 11:14 AM ET

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Oh, and of course, the huge amount of positive light Gordie’s sad, but inspirational, late-life situation shed on the importance and impact that stem cell research and therapies can make. There are a lot of good options because it sure seems like the Howe’s were/are good people.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 06/14/16 at 11:17 AM ET

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I would prefer to see #9 retired across the league, like #99 was retired.

Do it. Also put Gordie on NHL17.  grrr

Posted by bigfrog on 06/14/16 at 06:07 PM ET

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