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Howie Meeker passes away

Started by Nik, November 08, 2020, 03:49:57 PM

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Nik


4 time cup winner with the Leafs, legendary broadcaster and one time Federal Member of Parliament Howie Meeker has passed away at 97. What a career.
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I'm probably dating myself a bit, but I remember as a kid going to hockey camps and during breaks in on-ice training, we'd all sit and watch reel to reel instructional movies featuring howie meeker. Good times.

Impressive life and accomplishments.

Hobbes

My earliest and most lasting memories of HNIC were Saturday intermissions with Peter Puck and Howie Meeker. A great teacher and ambassador for the game.
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OldTimeHockey

Quote from: Hobbes on November 08, 2020, 10:20:15 PM
My earliest and most lasting memories of HNIC were Saturday intermissions with Peter Puck and Howie Meeker. A great teacher and ambassador for the game.

So awesome! Those are my memories as well.

Highlander

I loved Howie Meeker, he said a few classics in his time. One was when the Leaf D were sprawling on the ice while the other team scored a goal, Howie said "There's the Leafs down on their knees looking for nickles". 

His other classic was that "Tiger Williams is living proof that hair grows on cement".  funny.

A Leaf great, RIP Howie.
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Zee

Grew up with Meeker on TV, legend on so many levels.  I never realized he assisted on Barilko's winner in 1951, just read that after his passing. RIP Howie.

RedLeaf

Quote from: Frycer14 on November 08, 2020, 05:17:07 PM
I'm probably dating myself a bit, but I remember as a kid going to hockey camps and during breaks in on-ice training, we'd all sit and watch reel to reel instructional movies featuring howie meeker. Good times.

Impressive life and accomplishments.

I remember that well.
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