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The hockey community mourns the passing of Gordie Howe

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The tributes are pouring in for Mr. Hockey.

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The hockey and sports world lost another legend today, as Gordie Howe passed away at 88. This comes just days after the passing of Muhammad Ali, another sports icon known as much for his presence outside the sport as inside it.

So, as expected, tributes for and memories of the man known as "Mr. Hockey" are already pouring out on social media from all corners of the hockeysphere. We've compiled the best stories, photos and retrospectives from players, fans and media alike right here, as the world mourns Howe's passing. Check back here throughout the day as they roll in.

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Memories and Notable Quotes

Fans and Media