Mr. Hockey about to be removed from Stanley Cup

Members of Detroit Red Wings, including Gordie Howe (right), surround the Stanley Cup in this 1955 photo, after beating the Montreal Canadiens. (AP)

By Danny Kerslake, CBC News, June 14, 2017 

Ring on trophy removed every 13 years

Gordie Howe is a hockey legend, and one of Saskatoon’s favourite sons, but when playoffs begin for the next NHL season his name will be removed from the Stanley Cup.

Many Canadians have, at some point, dreamed of hoisting the Stanley Cup over their heads and taking that victory skate.

But the more players who actually achieve that dream, the more legends who get knocked off the cup.