Who is the greatest in your life? Who do you trust? Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. Hebrews 11:1-2
The world of sports handles its history with kid gloves and strives to commemorate the greatness of each succeeding generation of athlete with many quality markers.
These markers include statistical greatness, championship greatness, and of course for the elite of the elite, Hall of Fame greatness.
Our sport of hockey is certainly no exception to this principle. Hockey prides itself on the foundation that has been built by the ancestry of the game.
The pillars of the game have established individual legacies that collectively form a heritage of hockey achievement in all phases of the game. When hockey fans and players consider names like Howe, Orr, Gretzky, and Lemieux a certain thought, feeling or emotion is invoked and they are celebrated and honored for what is imminently known about their lasting accomplishments and achievements.
They are all pillars of the game and through their feats and respect for the game and each other, they have all demonstrated the greatness required to enhance the game in a unique way that was not privy prior to them stepping on the scene….the essence of leaving a legacy.