Michael Shanks. Man about Ottawa. ComicCon that is.
If you haven’t already, you’re going to want to bookmark this site. Fantastic! via laughingsquid:
“Michael Shanks caught the essence of Gordie Howe, the drive to succeed, his love of family and his understated nature.” http://tinyurl.com/cqv6wum #MrHockey: The Gordie Howe Story reviewed by Scott Gray.
“In the limited time, 90 minutes, Kathleen Robertson also caught the essence of Colleen Howe, the fine balance between wife, mother and business manager. Having become close friends with Gordie during his days in Hartford, for several seasons following his second retirement sitting next to him in the press box for Whalers games, at his request, I watched the movie with a critical eye.”
“I remember when I was a kid on Jerry Dunnack’s pond in Columbia”, I recalled, “All I wanted to do was skate up and down the ice with the wind blowing through my hair, pretending I was Gordie Howe.” “No kidding”, Gordie responded without a pause, “That’s the same thing I pretended the last six years I was playing”.
Mr. Hockey will be available this summer through Amazon and iTunes.
Michael Shanks in #MrHockey: The Gordie Howe Story repeats Sunday on the Hallmark Channel at 10am and 6pm Pacific if you missed tonight’s broadcast (1pm/9pm Eastern). I did not expect to laugh out loud so much nor be touched by the Howe family story so deeply. “… you will get a very important lesson in Family 101,” this article states, and I think folks regardless of their hockey knowledge will enjoy the Howe brand of team sport. shar.es/lda1t