Monday, October 29, 2007

Mr. Hockey

Yesterday was the fourth time I've met Gordie Howe and he's a class act EVERY time. Including the time I worked at Home Depot in Traverse City back in 1997. I was the helper outside and I loaded some flooring into the back of his van for him and his wife. There was a hockey stick in the back of my car so like that annoying fan I told him to "Hold on." So he was cool and waited. I ran to my car and asked him if he could sign the stick. He took a look at it, then looked at me and then he grabbed the stick and hit it onto the ground a few times. " Tell me you don't play with this piece of shit," he said. I know it wasn't the best hockey stick but it was the only one I had ! Regardless he obliged and signed it.


Wendy said...

I love it. The best part of the photo is that it doesn't read " Mr. Hockey" but rather a more humble Gordie Howe.

brYan said...

that's a frickin AWESOME story. what a cool dude.