Found July 29, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Ted Lindsay
TEAMS: Detroit Red Wings
KK reader Kathleen Wood wanted to share a story she'd once discussed with Puck Daddy regarding an incident involving birthday boy Ted Lindsay, who turns 88 today, and her father, a retired Detroit police officer: I don't think there are too many former police officers that spent time in the penalty box before this practice was quickly stopped: My Dad, George Gignac, who is a retired Detroit Police Sergent, was assigned twice to Red Wings hockey games around 1947. The first time he worked traffic on Grand River across from Olympia Stadium. Tiger pitcher Al Newhouser was upset because his car was supposed to be available to get out of the parking lot immediately after the game.  Instead his car was partially blocked by a big pole.  So he decided to leave anyway and scraped the whole side of his car and raced down Grand River. Continue reading "A story about a retired Detroit police officer once ‘protecting’ Ted Lindsay"

Red Wings mid-day news: Lindsay’s birthday, past present and future defense and Joe-ice advantage

Amongst this morning's Red Wings-related stories: As Paul noted, today is a pretty special day for one of the Wings' elder statesmen: Join us in wishing #RedWings legend Ted Lindsay a Happy 88th Birthday! — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 29, 2013 Continue reading "Red Wings mid-day news: Lindsay’s birthday...

Red Wings GM Ken Holland addresses his team’s summertime moves, outlook going forward

Red Wings GM Ken Holland finds himself amidst a pair of his grown-up children's weddings and charitable engagements this and next month, but he found the time to speak with the Vernon Morning Star's Kevin Mitchell regarding the state of the Wings with training camp slated to start all of 47 days from now. Holland began by discussing the team's recruitment of Daniel...

Red Wings sending Tootoo back to Nashville?

According to an NHL source (via, the Red Wings are discussing a deal that would send forward Jordin Tootoo back to Nashville a city in which he spent the first eight seasons of his NHL career. Like his time in Nashville, Tootoo became a fan favorite in Detroit due to his abrasive play and willingness to drop the gloves with his opponents. However with the Wings...

Red Wings mid-day news: scouting the Leafs, Yakupov training in Detroit and draft talk

As it turns out, the supposedly quietest weekend of the off-season's yielded a conveniently-planted rumor about the Red Wings sending Jordin Tootoo back to Nashville, a solid number of overnight report stories and a state-of-the-Wings assessment from Ken Holland, and MLive's Ansar Khan continues his survey of the Red Wings' Eastern Conference foes with a survey of the...

Red Wings forward Jordin Tootoo spent this past weekend touring Nunavut communities

Via Paul, Red Wings forward Jordin Tootoo took part in a whirlwind tour of Nunavut communities in the province of Nunavut this past weekend, working with a Native Canadian-business-sponsoring company called Nunasi to discuss goal-setting, staying in school, substance abuse issues and job opportunities with Inuit kids, and Nuntasiaq Online's David Murphy filed a report about Tootoo...

Red Wings overnight report: on Datsyuk, rink $, Ferraro’s ‘day with the Cup’ and promotional stuff

The Free Press's Helene St. James has been positing profiles of the Red Wings' key contributors going forward, and of the four players she's profiled--Justin Abdelkader, Todd Bertuzzi and Daniel Alfredsson, and today, Pavel Datsyuk--Datsyuk's arguably the most important player on the team not named Henrik Zetterberg, Jimmy Howard or Niklas Kronwall, and as such: ...

Red Wings overnight report: on Bertuzzi, Babcock, Tvrdon, draft history and rink stakes

I've tried to leave discussions of the "back end" of the Red Wings' forward roster alone as, put bluntly, with Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist left to re-sign, the Wings needing to clear cap and roster space and, in my opinion, anyway, there's no way in hell that the Wings will do anything less than give the AHL's Jack Butterfield Trophy-winner as the...

88 Birthday Wishes For Ted Lindsay

"Terrible Ted" turns 88 today so how about watching a Legends of Hockey feature on him below.     Ted Lindsay, Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio Continue reading "88 Birthday Wishes For Ted Lindsay"

Red Wings mid-day news: on the ‘I’m going to make the team’ line, fantasy and shootout talk, etc.

During every summer development camp and fall prospect tournament, there are moments where those who have the privilege of speaking with the players hope that we've got good poker faces. The phenomenon tends to take place more than not during the summer development camp, but it occasionally happens during the prospect tournament or main camp, and while it's sort of an unwritten...

Predictions For The Upcoming NHL Season

USA TODAY Sports hockey columnist Kevin Allen makes 10 predictions for the 2013-14 NHL season:... 7. Red Wings will soar in East: With the improvements the Detroit Red Wings made to their offense and the return of Darren Helm, they can finish second in the new Atlantic Division, just behind the Boston Bruins. The misconception about the Red Wings is that they have defensive...

RUMOR: Tootoo returning to Nashville?

News broke out late Saturday night and the rumor mill was buzzing as Fox Sports Detroit was told by an NHL source that the Detroit Red Wings and Nashville Predators are in trade talks about returning Jordin Tootoo to Nashville. The former fan favorite has spent eight seasons with the Predators playing in 486 career games totaling 125 points (46g, 79a) and 725 penalty minutes...
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