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Gordie Howe tributes continue; funeral to be Wednesday in Detroit

Gordie Howe tributes continue; funeral to be Wednesday in Detroit

Prominent citizens of the hockey world on Saturday continued to pay tribute to “Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe, who died Friday at 88.

“When you think of hockey, that’s who you think of,” Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby said Saturday after his team practiced in advance of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. “He’s a role model for a lot of people, including myself.”

Crosby said he considered himself “pretty fortunate” to have met the Hall of Famer, but even those who never met Howe were impressed by his legendary toughness and longevity as well as his humility. Howe turned 52 during his last professional season and...

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