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Pluses and minuses: Fans show support for Gordie Howe
Pluses and minuses: Fans show support for Gordie Howe

Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week: + Gordie Howe has regained some movement on his damaged right side following a massive stroke but is weak and sometimes gets frustrated, according to his son, Hall of Fame defenseman Mark Howe. Gordie, 86, is recovering at his daughter Cathy's home in Lubbock, Texas. The Detroit Red Wings, whose winged wheel he wore for 25 seasons, gave get-well placards to fans last Friday and saluted him during their game against the Kings. Never bet against Gordie Howe in a fight at any age. + Score one for a little guy with a big dream. Rocco Grimaldi of Rossmoor, who stands 5 feet 6 and 160 pounds, made...

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