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Gordie Howe

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Hockey Player

The Resume

    (March 31, 1928-June 10, 2016)
    Born in Floral, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Played 32 Seasons in NHL/WHA as Right Wing for Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers and Houston Aeros (in WHA)
    Former all-time leader in points, goals and assists (since overtaken by Wayne Gretzky)
    Led NHL in points in 6 seasons
    Won NHL MVP 6 times
    Nicknamed 'Mr. Hockey'

Why he might be annoying:

    In his first NHL seasons, instead of scoring, he fought dirty.
    He flunked the 3rd grade twice.
    He was nicknamed 'Mr. Elbows' and 'Blinky.'
    He had his name and nickname trademarked.
    He sells lots of autographed stuff on his website.
    He calls his wife 'Mrs. Hockey.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He made one of the greatest comebacks in sports history at 45, when he signed with the Houston Aeros of the WHA.
    He came back to play with his sons, Mark and Marty.
    His face was used on a Simpson's episode where Bart writes fake letters as Mrs. Krabapple's secret admirer.
    He has been married to the same woman since 1953.
    He is the only hockey player to play in 6 different decades.
    He is the member of at least 11 different halls of fame.
    He was ranked #21 on ESPN's Sportscentury's Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century.

Credit: Eric Hartman

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 12 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 42 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 125 Votes: 60.80% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 394 Votes: 50.25% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 32 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 340 Votes: 51.18% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 123 Votes: 45.53% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 280 Votes: 45.36% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 210 Votes: 36.19% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 54 Votes: 35.19% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 163 Votes: 45.40% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 213 Votes: 58.22% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 301 Votes: 45.18% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 359 Votes: 48.75% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1700 Votes: 42.53% Annoying