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Gordie Howe A Bit Better: Son

Mark Howe told the Detroit Free Press today that his dad, Gordie, has shown minor improvements and "isn't in so much pain anymore." Although Howe, 86, remains mostly quiet and immobile...
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The Invincible House of Gretzky

True story. Early one morning as my wife was signing-in at a corporate golf tournament, a charming and magnetic man sidled up to her and, with a playful twinkle in his eyes, he smiled mischievously and told her that he loved her. Turns out, that man was Walter Gretzky. This was just another notch in my long (and partially true) history with the Gretzky family.

The Problem with Hockey Movies

Canadian filmmakers seem to love hockey stories -- whether theatrical motion pictures, TV movies, or TV series. From the recent CBC biopic, Mr. Hockey, all the way back to 1972's Face Off (and probab...