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[4 Aug 2008 | 13 Comments | 128,265 views]
Profiles In Manliness:  Gordie Howe

Gordie Howe earned the nickname “Mr. Hockey” from his teammates, friends, commentators, opponents and his enemies while playing for my beloved Detroit Red Wings. It is possibly the coolest nickname of all time and likely the truest ever given to a man. Gordie Howe, while playing, WAS hockey. In his retirement, he still commands the respect as the best player of all time.
Most everyone, not just hockey fans, knows who he is. His exploits on the ice are legendary. Heck, there is even a made-up …