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
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.