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.
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