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Statement From Don Fehr On The Passing Of Ted Lindsay

TORONTO (March 4, 2019)   The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) released the following statement from Executive Director Don Fehr regarding the passing of Ted Lindsay:  

“All current and former NHL players lost a true friend with the passing of Ted Lindsay. “Terrible Ted” was one of the fiercest competitors to ever play in the NHL, and he enjoyed great success on the Detroit’s fabled “Production Line”, helping lead the Red Wings to four Stanley Cup championships. On the ice, Ted Lindsay was one of the best players to ever to put on a pair of skates.  

But his greatest legacy was off the ice. A true trailblazer in seeking to improve conditions for all players, Ted was instrumental in organizing the original Players’ Association in 1957. All Players, past, current and future, are in his debt. All those who have, and will follow him into the NHL, enjoy improved rights and benefits in large part due to the efforts he made. 

In recognition for Ted’s extraordinary contributions on the players’ behalf, the NHLPA proudly renamed our ‘Most Outstanding Player’ award after him in 2010. It was special that Ted and his beloved late wife Joanne were a part of that process. He appreciated the honour that was bestowed on him, and it was a pleasure having him on-hand to present his namesake award on six separate occasions. Ted deserves many accolades for his work on and off the ice in hockey, but the charitable work he has done in recent years to support autism research and educational programs through the Ted Lindsay Foundation is simply incredible and is a testament to Ted’s character. He simply never stopped giving back and helping others.

The players are much better off today thanks to Ted Lindsay. His passing leaves a significant void, and he will be greatly missed by the entire hockey world and beyond. On behalf of all current NHL players and the NHLPA’s staff, I pass along heartfelt condolences to Ted’s family and friends.”   

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Video- Remembering Ted Lindsay

I expect some thunder and lightning today as Ted Lindsay enters the gates of heaven.



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Videos- Goalie Issues Last Night


Fleury was not penalized.



Below, Jimmy Howard had a stick issue.

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Videos- Wingspan: For Jamie (Daniels)

via the YouTube page of FoxSports Detroit,

"This is a story that needs to be told, so I did." -- Ken Daniels.

For more information Jamie's story, visit JamieDanielsFoundation.org

Parts 2, 3  and 4 are below.


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Cholowski and Rasmussen show promise for the Detroit Red Wings

In terms of results, the opening week of the 2018-19 NHL season was an unsuccessful one for the Detroit Red Wings, as they lost their first two matches to currently sit at the foot of the table in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division.

But to take a look at the much bigger picture, the start of the season has not come without promise. Amidst trimming their roster in pre-season, prospects Michael Rasmussen and Dennis Cholowski were retained, with Coach Jeff Blashill eyeing the potential impact each man can make

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Brendan Shanahan’s Short Memory

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Brendan Shanahan hasn’t missed many high notes since assuming command of the moribund Maple Leafs in April 2014. He has been a progressive leader of the fabled franchise that hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1967, the last year of the Original Six, selling both ownership and a demanding fan base on a meticulous rebuild plan that would demand patience. In many ways, the Rangers are copying his blueprint.

But boy, did Shanahan blow some sour notes this week when he suggested the recalcitrant, unsigned restricted free agent William Nylander and pending 2019 Group II’s Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner should be willing to take hometown discounts in order to accommodate Toronto’s cap crunch and thus remain Maple Leafs through this era of revival.

The club president did what players who move into management always do, ignoring their own, often inconvenient, histories. Indeed, Shanahan applied selective memory in harkening back to his Stanley Cup-winning days in Detroit while implying that the marquee Red Wings took less money in order to remain together as the foundation of the unit that captured the chalice in 1997, 1998 and 2002....

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Just wondering: Would Henrik Zetterberg’s back have forced him into the league’s twilight zone LTI retirement haven with three deeply discounted years remaining on his contract if the Red Wings weren’t a bottom-feeder? But no circumvention, nothing to see here, deputy Bill Daly says so.

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Afternoon Line- Henrik Zetterberg

“I didn’t see myself last this long when I got drafted back in ‘99. I’ve been through all the good things, and some low things, during my career. Being in one organization for the whole time, being named the captain for this organization, I think that’s something special.

“It’s kind of surreal standing here and talking about that, that I’m done playing. I’ve played with some great teammates. Had some great teams throughout the years. In ’08, winning the Cup is probably the highlight.” 

-Henrik Zetterberg of the Detroit Red Wings.  Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press has more.

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Video- He Shoots And Dominik Hasek Makes The Save

Six minutes of saves by The Dominator.


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Afternoon Line- Pat Caputo

Ah, the Leafs still have issues on the blue line, but it wouldn’t surprise me if Toronto captures multiple Stanley Cup championships the next decade.

-Pat Caputo of the Oakland Press.  Caputo writes about the changes to the Wings and Leafs plus discusses the state of Detroit sports.

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Video- Chris Chelios On Hometown Hockey

via Sportsnet,

Chris Chelios talked about playing multiple musical instruments before discovering hockey, and then how he went from forward to defence.


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