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09-06-2013, 09:20 AM
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Gordie Howe's last NHL goal

Just saw this clip, a backhand shot from just inside the blue line.... mercy!


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he was such a smooth operator in the offensive end. love it...

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Always forget he played one last NHL season after the Whalers merged from the WHA.

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I suspect a modern butterfly goalie would have stopped that because he would have dropped and covered that part of the net as soon as he lost sight of it (as opposed to Herron who stayed standing until it was too late), but in any era that is a big time backhander.

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I suspect a modern butterfly goalie would have stopped that because he would have dropped and covered that part of the net as soon as he lost sight of it (as opposed to Herron who stayed standing until it was too late), but in any era that is a big time backhander.
Perhaps. Very bizarre shot though. Had a lot on it for a backhander and appeared to either hit someone or something in flight, bounced & dipped, very difficult to see with the bodies out front, the backhander as you know the most difficult shot to stop because you really cant read it. With the way the BF's played today the goalie generally plays his glove hand close to the chest & facing forward as opposed to extended arm. Maybe with a bigger trapper and beyond fast reflexes but still... The way that puck traveled possible it wouldve hit the left extended pad but it appears to me it would've cleared it. Maybe a Thomas, Brodeur, Roy type mightve gotten it but I doubt it. Screen, backhand, weird bounces, dips in flight, your handcuffed, that shot beyond strange.

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09-06-2013, 12:36 PM
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Perhaps. Very bizarre shot though. Had a lot on it for a backhander and appeared to either hit someone or something in flight, bounced & dipped, very difficult to see with the bodies out front, the backhander as you know the most difficult shot to stop because you really cant read it. With the way the BF's played today the goalie generally plays his glove hand close to the chest & facing forward as opposed to extended arm. Maybe with a bigger trapper and beyond fast reflexes but still... The way that puck traveled possible it wouldve hit the left extended pad but it appears to me it would've cleared it. Maybe a Thomas, Brodeur, Roy type mightve gotten it but I doubt it. Screen, backhand, weird bounces, dips in flight, your handcuffed, that shot beyond strange.
Plus you had the east/west movement on the zone entry that is problematic for BF goalies.

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I like how Gallivan says "Mark Howe to his father"; like he didn't need any introduction by the use of his full name. Classy.

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Plus you had the east/west movement on the zone entry that is problematic for BF goalies.
Ya thats an excellent clip. The play lugubrious, slow, seemingly innocuous and BAM. Gordie lets go with that backhander and he's a good 30' out. The speed & accuracy going lower left corner like that rather impressive to put it mildly.

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Cool that Mark assisted on it.

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I posted this in the "best skillset" topic a few weeks back
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Same.

Another skill Gordie had that not a lot of people do was ambidexterity. The man truly did have it all. Also probably the best backhand shot I have ever seen, even from a long distance.
The man could actually pick top corners with that backhand shot from the blueline. I wish someone had one of those on video.

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The man could actually pick top corners with that backhand shot from the blueline. I wish someone had one of those on video.
Ya, and beat the goalie. Incredible really. In todays game, Ive noted Sidney Crosby has an excellent backhand though not from the same extreme distances as Howes. Crosby's always used a stick thats practically straight bladed, just a bit of a curve near the tip. Real throwback in that regard. Obviously superior on the backhand to a curve but so to with face-off's, passes coming & going.

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Ya, and beat the goalie. Incredible really. In todays game, Ive noted Sidney Crosby has an excellent backhand though not from the same extreme distances as Howes. Crosby's always used a stick thats practically straight bladed, just a bit of a curve near the tip. Real throwback in that regard. Obviously superior on the backhand to a curve but so to with face-off's, passes coming & going.
Howe most of his career without a curvature on his stick. Man knew how to use both sides with sexy results.

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Howe most of his career without a curvature on his stick. Man knew how to use both sides with sexy results.
Ya. Both ends of it. Master of the Butt Ender as well. Like he had Love tattoo'd
on one set of knuckles, Hate on the other. Dont mess around with Gordie Howe.

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Is that Dave Keon on the ice as well?

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I posted this in the "best skillset" topic a few weeks back


The man could actually pick top corners with that backhand shot from the blueline. I wish someone had one of those on video.
Recall seeing one of those that same year for the Whale. For some reason I remember it being in Detroit. But I wouldn't bet Killion's life on it.

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Is that Dave Keon on the ice as well?
The dark haired guy? I don't think that's Keon.

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Very cool clip.. and yeah, had some mustard on that backhand..

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Looked a little fortunate but was a high percentage play, moving East West, little screen at unsuspecting moment, then quick and hard with a Whaler going to the net for a good chance of a tip or rebound.

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Is that Dave Keon on the ice as well?
The other Whaler without a lid? That's Nick Fotiu!


I'm trying to figure out the other two Whalers on the ice. I think they're Rick Hodgson (#33) and Steve Alley (#29).

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Recall seeing one of those that same year for the Whale. For some reason I remember it being in Detroit. But I wouldn't bet Killion's life on it.
... Makes sense. Vertically challenged Vachon & Rutherford in Motor City 79/80. Easy pickins ya go Top Shelf.

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John Garrett was robbed of an assist on this goal!

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IRC Keon was wearing a helmet at that point in his career.

The Whalers also tried Howe-Hull-Keon as a unit in that series. Kinda fun.

Oh and Guy Lafleur mashed his knee in game 3 (3 out of 5, it was a sweep), setting the Habs up to be upset in the next round by the surging North Stars.

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IRC Keon was wearing a helmet at that point in his career.
I don't think Keon ever wore a helmet (regularly) in his pro career.

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Oh and Guy Lafleur mashed his knee in game 3 (3 out of 5, it was a sweep), setting the Habs up to be upset in the next round by the surging North Stars.
By the same token the Whalers were relatively easily dispatched in a three-game sweep because they were without Blaine Stoughton (tied for the league lead in regular season goals, 56), Rick Ley and Jordy Douglas. Ley and Stoughton were injured in game 1. Ley had his skate blade get stuck in a rut in the ice in the pre-game skate, causing him to wrench his knee, while Stoughton broke his ankle in a collision with Guy Lafleur.

Ley was never the same; he played about a dozen games the next year and called it quits.


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I don't think Keon ever wore a helmet (regularly) in his pro career.



By the same token the Whalers were relatively easily dispatched in a three-game sweep because they were without Blaine Stoughton (tied for the league lead in regular season goals, 56), Rick Ley and Jordy Douglas. Ley and Stoughton were injured in game 1. Ley had his skate blade get stuck in a rut in the ice in the pre-game skate, causing him to wrench his knee, while Stoughton broke his ankle in a collision with Guy Lafleur.

Ley was never the same; he played about a dozen games the next year and called it quits.
I don't recall Keon with a helmet either.

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Well watching this, there is no doubt that Gordie retired too early...

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