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Title: Howie Meeker passes away
Post by: Nik on November 08, 2020, 02:49:57 PM

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.
Title: Re: Howie Meeker passes away
Post by: . on November 08, 2020, 04:17:07 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.
Title: Re: Howie Meeker passes away
Post by: Hobbes on November 08, 2020, 09:20:15 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.
Title: Re: Howie Meeker passes away
Post by: OldTimeHockey on November 09, 2020, 07:23:45 AM
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.
Title: Re: Howie Meeker passes away
Post by: Highlander on November 09, 2020, 11:35:11 AM
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.
Title: Re: Howie Meeker passes away
Post by: Zee on November 09, 2020, 02:56:39 PM
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.
Title: Re: Howie Meeker passes away
Post by: RedLeaf on November 09, 2020, 07:25:45 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.