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“This is a great honour to have bestowed upon me.  I took great pride in my hockey career, both on the ice competing towards a championship with my teammates, and off of the ice for the work that we did to ensure our fellow players enjoyed proper rights and benefits.

“I am very proud and appreciative that the most outstanding player each season, as voted by his peers, will receive the award with my name on it.”

-Ted Lindsay at the ceremony today announcing the renaming the Lester B. Pearson Award to the Ted Lindsay Award.  More from the NHLPA.

Below, watch an interview with Ted.

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w2j2's avatar

Fantastic!
It is absolutely fitting that this trophy is named for Ted Lindsay.
He fought long and hard against Jack Adams and the owners for the benefit of his fellow players. 
He sacrificed his career as one of the best players in the NHL for his comrades’ well-being.
Countless players, wives, and children have benefitted from his leadership in this battle.
Nothing could be more appropriate than every player and every fan be annually reminded of his contributions.

Posted by w2j2 on 04/29/10 at 02:11 PM ET

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This is great news. Congrats to Ted.

Though, this is gonna tick off a lot of Canadians.

Posted by Simian from Land of the Free, Home of the Brave on 04/29/10 at 02:26 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Awesome.  A looong time coming.  Congrats to Ted Lindsay!

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/29/10 at 02:35 PM ET

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There’s a saying that “the face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you, but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned.” Well, Terrible Ted earned every scar and wrinkle on that great face of his. And he definitely earned the privilege of having his name on that trophy. Kudos to the NHLPA for doing the right thing.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids on 04/29/10 at 03:41 PM ET

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Isn’t the Terrible Ted award a nice analog to the Lady Byng? Glad to see that even without leadership the NHLPA can recognize Ted Lindsay’s contributions to the players and the sport.  No disrespect intended to Lester Pearson, but putting Mr. Lindsay’s name on it gives it a lot more credibility and further defines what it stands for.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 04/29/10 at 05:36 PM ET

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