‘Let us lift our glasses And direct a toast That they may abide in our hearts Forever’
– The toast ‘To Absent Friends’
They are gone and yet never gone. Their legacy is a glimmer in the tears of the people who love them still.
The four men enshrined Tuesday in the Hockey Hal of Fame have earned their sport’s version of immortality. Likenesses of Doug Gilmour, Joe Nieuwendyk, Ed Belfour and Mark Howe will be hung in the Great Hall. There you will find evidence of their deeds until the shinny glass ...