Long before Gretsky, Messier, and Crosby, there was a big, raw-boned kid from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who was the most celebrated hockey player of his era. Amazingly, his era began in 1946 with the Detroit Red Wings and ended 34 years and 32 seasons later with the Hartford Whalers. When Gordie Howe retired, he was 52 and still an effective National Hockey League player. In between, he led the league in goals scored five times and in points six times, was a 12-time all-star, and claimed six Most Valuable Player awards.
In this Journey into Hockey we speak with Roy MacSkimming about Goride Howe – the convetional story as wellas what he found that culminated in his unauthorized 2003 biography, “Gordie: A Hockey Legend”.