Wayne Gretzky weighs in on passing of idol Gordie Howe
Wayne Gretzky called in to talk about Gordie Howe passing. Here are some his comments:
“Everyone knows my opinion about the man. He’s a special person. He’s a great ambassador for the game of hockey. He was a wonderful father. Great grandfather. For me, he’s the greatest hockey player who ever played. Sometimes when you meet your idol, it can be a little bit disappointing. You build them up so much in my mind. I built Gordie Howe up so much in my mind. My dad says how was it meeting Mr. How. It was the greatest day of my life. He was nicer than I could have ever imagined. He did so many great things for so many people. ….
“He was everything you could imagine. I tell people this all the time. The two greatest players were Godie Howe and Bobby Orr. How was strong he was fast. And he loved to play hockey. His love and life was hockey. I think he taught me that.”