86 year old NHL legend Gordie Howe has been battling multiple strokes in the past few weeks and the family has said that Howe \"has taken a turn for the worse.\" Howe has been living in Lubbock, Texas with family and has been battling dementia, back pain, high blood pressure, and strokes for a few weeks.

Gordie Howe is known to many as the second greatest player to ever play in the NHL. He has amassed 801 goals and 1,850 points in his hall-of-fame career, both second all-time to Wayne Gretzky. Howe is best know for wearing the number nine wing wheel for the Detroit Red Wings and is the only player in NHL history to play in five decades. 

Howe is obviously in his last stages of his life, and it will be a sad day when he does go. However, NHL fans worldwide should always remember the great that Mr. Hockey brought to the game. He was fierce, but played with class, which is evident by the Gordie Howe hat trick, which is when a player scores a goal, an assist, and is in a fight. Howe is a fighter, and look for him to keep on fighting just like he did in his 50 plus years of hockey. Fan Vijay Eswaran wishes him a speedy recovery.