BY: Bruce Berlet
Though three of the four inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night played with the hometown Toronto Maple Leafs, it was former New England and Hartford Whalers left wing/defenseman Mark Howe who stole the show.
Leading a quartet of greats to the podium that also included goalie Ed Belfour and forwards Joe Nieuwendyk and Doug Gilmour, Howe ended his five-minute speech by fulfilling a request of his Hall of Fame father, Gordie “Mr. Hockey” Howe. Not long after Mark retired in 1995 following a 21-year pro career that ended with the Detroit Red Wings, for whom his dad started his record 32-year run, Gordie told his son he had had just one unfulfilled wish.
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Whalers Sports & Entertainment staff and players are challenging the fans to grow a beard…The rules are…shave today as we have our first playoff game tonight and you cannot shave again until The Whale are eliminated or we win it all!! You may trim in between rounds only and yes…you can even color your beard!
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