The Latest: GM says Howe was greatest Red Wing
The Latest on the death of Hall of Fame hockey player Gordie Howe (all times local):
Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says Gordie Howe was the greatest Red Wing of all time and may have been greatest player in NHL history.
''He was one of the greatest players, if not the greatest, in the history of the National Hockey League and the greatest Red Wing of all time,'' Holland said Friday, after Howe died at his daughter's home in Ohio.
''He was a big power forward, one of the biggest players of his time, with as much skill and toughness as anybody who ever played. As a human being, he was incredible. He loved to be around people and to make them laugh. He was an incredible ambassador for the sport. This is a sad day for hockey.''