Gordie Howe, also known as "Mr. Hockey", passed away Friday at the age of 88.  This news is really resonating with some, who are not happy with the name of the new arena the Detroit Red Wings will be playing in next year. In April, the Ilitch family announced the new facility would be named Little Caesars Arena and have the world's largest 'Little Caesars Mascot' attached to the roof.

When that was announced a petition on change.org popped up encouraging the Ilitch family to instead name the new arena the Gordie Howe Arena. Since word of his death on Friday, a few news outlets including Fox 2 in Detroit and Canadian sports TV network TSN have spotlighted the petition which is now over 12,000 signatures.  If you'd like to add your name to the petition in hopes the Ilitch family will come to their senses and name the arena after a legend, CLICK HERE


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