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I’m a big P.K. Subban fan, he’s a fun player to watch, has a lively personality that’s hard to come by and he’s a genuine stand up guy. Of course this would never happen, but it’d be pretty awesome to see him as commissioner of the league. He was interviewed on Bill Simmons’ podcast about what he’d do if he were given the chance to hold that office.
Greg Wyshynski put together a piece writing about his thoughts on Subban’s remarks, but you can also listen to the full podcast at the bottom of the article.
In Red Wings Land
The unveiling of a statue paying tribute to Gordie Howe headlined the opening of the NHL Centennial Exhibit at the Hockey Hall of Fame yesterday. Mark and Marty Howe were in attendance for the unveiling.
From the article:
The Hall of Fame also opened the NHL Centennial Exhibition, which pays tribute to the league's top players and moments from 1917 to 2017. Some featured items include Jacques Plante's first goalie mask, Howe's 1960 Hart Trophy plaque, Bobby Orr's knee brace, the stick and equipment Gretzky wore when he scored his 802nd career goal and the 1917 minute book that defined the birth of the NHL.
"I know Gordie is standing guard and welcoming in these players to this exhibit," Mark Howe said. "Gordie Howe was a far better person and individual than he ever was as a hockey player.
"I watched him, thousands if not millions of times, greet people from all walks of life and especially kids. I think it's so fitting that he'll be at the entrance to the Hockey Hall of Fame welcoming people with open arms like he did his whole life."
Quite the fitting way to recognize Mr. Hockey and his incredible legacy.