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Bringing Up The Old-School Stories

from Mike Brudenelli of the Detroit Free Press,

“When Bill (Ezinicki) turned pro, it started all over again,” Lindsay said. “He was traded to Boston, and one night we were playing in Detroit and he hit me over the brow with his stick, and there was blood all over the place. We didn’t have helmets or face masks then.

“Anyway, I thought I can’t let the guy get away with it, so I took my stick and whacked him where he whacked me. He drops his gloves and stick, and I thought, ‘Lindsay, you’ve created a mess for yourself now.’

“Well, we got going, and I don’t know where Bill’s mind was that night ... but I knocked two of his teeth out and put 22 stitches in him. The officials separated us. Bill was bleeding, and I was happy.”

Ezinicki broke away from a linesman and the battled started again.

“I jumped on him and straddled him ... and started punching,” Lindsay said. “Gordie (Howe) says, ‘Ted, he’s out.’ I said, ‘I’m going to kill the SOB.’

“After taking a shower, I headed into the first-aid room. I poked my head in and said, ‘You all right, Izzy?’

“He replied: ‘I’ll get you, you SOB.’ “

read on for Mickey Redmond’s reaction to the Winter Classic…

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redxblack's avatar

I can’t get enough of Ted’s stories. Every time he starts talking, I’m glued.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/10/12 at 11:29 AM ET

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Why can’t we go back to this era of hockey when the players really respected eachother?

Posted by Garth on 02/10/12 at 12:00 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

Why can’t we go back to this era of hockey when the players really respected eachother?

Posted by Garth on 02/10/12 at 09:00 AM ET

smile +1

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 02/10/12 at 12:24 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Yup.  More proof the instigator ruined the game.  Things were really under control back then.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 02/10/12 at 05:08 PM ET

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