Originally written August 21, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Most Red Wings fans don’t need to be told who Ted Lindsay is, but ESPN’s Sarah Goldstein believes that it’s important for fans to know the name between the NHLPA’s member-voted MVP trophy, the Ted Lindsay Award. Especially given the fact that Lindsay was instrumental in the eventual founding of the NHLPA, this is a particularly well-timed article: Playing for the St. Michael’s College junior team and the Oshawa Generals, Lindsay’s play got noticed by the Detroit Red Wings, and he was invited to their training camp and offered a two-year deal with a no-minor-league clause. “Terrible Ted” soon established himself as a mean competitor, spending more time than anyone in the penalty box, but was equally recognized for his offensive skill. Playing alongside Gordie Howe and Sid Abel, “The Production Line” dominated the NHL. In addition to scoring goals, Lindsay helped the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup in 1952, 1954 and 1955.Continue reading "The Ted Lindsay Award commemorates one h...
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