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THROUGH the LENS
November 23, 2012
Big cars were rolling out of Detroit, rock and roll was filling the airwaves, and Gordie Howe's Red Wings were flying high
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November 23, 2012

Through The Lens

Big cars were rolling out of Detroit, rock and roll was filling the airwaves, and Gordie Howe's Red Wings were flying high

THE 1950s

GETTING in the GROOVES

LONG before he started breaking records, Howe enjoyed teammate Ted Lindsay's vinyl collection when he lived with Lindsay during Gordie's bachelor days in Detroit. (The well-synched linemates were also roommates on the road.) Gordie met Colleen Joffa of Sandusky, Mich., at a bowling alley down the street from the Olympia, Lucky Strike Lanes, in 1951. They were married on April 15, 1953.

THROUGH THE LENS

THE 1950s

ROCKING Around The CLOCK

WITH the Red Wings a fixture in first place, it was a great time to be a hockey player in Detroit.

(1) The Production Line of, from left, Ted Lindsay (78 points), Howe (68) and Sid Abel (69) finished one-two-three in the NHL in scoring in 1950.

(2) Howe, left, and Lindsay broadened their woodworking skills beyond stickhandling in a workshop in Lindsay's basement.

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