gordie howe

Red Wings Were On First HNIC Telecast, OTD In 1952
As the Red Wings embark on their 90th season, (they started life as the Detroit Cougars in 1926), my editor ran across this video nugget. Sixty four years ago today, Canada's first nationally televised game featured the Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens.
Hockeytown Says Goodbye To Mr. Hockey
Gordie Howe was laid to rest this afternoon, following a internationally televised funeral ceremony from the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. On Tuesday, a twelve hour visitation at the Joe Louis Arena drew fans from all over the world.