I got to shake Gordie's hand a few years ago at Prudential Center when Gordie was visiting his son Mark and Mark was scouting the Devils for the Flyers. It felt as if I was shaking John Wayne's hand and I didn't want to wash it for a month. I always found it awesome that Gordie chose to accompany Mark 4-5 times a year to CAA or The Rock when he was visiting. Gordie is a hockey lifer.
Rest comfortably Mr. Hockey.