"He was as strong as a moose and knew every angle," Hall of Fame linemate Ted Lindsay said.
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"No one in their right mind ever wanted to tangle with him," Lindsay has said. "Gordie had a lethal pair of elbows, was strong as a moose and knew every angle."
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