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March 30, 2013

Gordie Howe's Crib

You can imagine any rookie would be very nervous for his very first National Hockey League game. But not Gordie Howe. In fact, according to a 1969 interview with Sports Illustrated, the boy who would become Mr. Hockey had a different game entirely on his mind:

"I didn't figure I'd get to play much, so I wasn't especially nervous. I remember standing there during the national anthem, counting to myself, '15-2, 15-4, 15-6,' trying to figure out how score a cribbage hand. The older guys were teaching me the game, and they moved the pegs so fast up and down the board that it confused me."

Take a look at this hockey cribbage board my girlfriend got me one Christmas:


RonNasty said...

Two questions: 1. Where did she get it? 2. Where is the "Skunk line"?

Joe Pelletier said...

Answers: 1. Gift store in Banff 2. I'll have to look when I get home. Blue line would make sense though!

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