You don't get to be called Mr. Something in this world for no good reason.
I was once called, 'Mr. Sneaks Into the Women's Toilet to Poop' but it took me years and dozens of trips to that P.F. Chang's to earn it.
Mr. Hockey is a grandiose title, far more impressive than being acknowledge for wanting to deuce in the cleaner of two filthy options. By all accounts, he earned it.
Here are some Gordie Howe facts to commemorate his passing:
He played on a line with his two sons at one point in his career.
He was a professional for 32 years, playing into his fifties, the only player to compete in the NHL in five different decades.
Four cups, six Harts, six Art Ross wins.
He only ever recorded two 'Gordie Howe Hat Tricks' which is a goal, an assist and a fight.
Top five in league scoring for 20 straight years.
A 23 time all-star.
Scored at least 20 goals in 22 consecutive seasons.
Short Answer: Here's to Mr. Hockey, and to hoping his final trip to the penalty box was well-earned. Not just one of those weak calls 'cause some kid can't take a punch in the chops.