What the hockey world is saying about the passing of Gordie Howe

“We lost the greatest hockey player ever.” Wayne Gretzky, and others, on what the loss of Gordie Howe means.

Hockey legend Gordie Howe died at 88 on Friday. Howe was such an iconic figure he was simply known as Mr. Hockey. There was an outpouring of grief and condolences from around the world after the news of his death broke.

Here’s just a small sampling of what some hockey players, teams, and politicians had to say about Gordie Howe.