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Morning line: Happy 91st Birthday, Ted Lindsay

From NHL.com:

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: July 29

1925: Ted Lindsay, the left wing on the Detroit Red Wings' famed "Production Line," is born in Renfrew, Ontario. Lindsay makes the Red Wings as a 19-year-old in 1944; by the late 1940s, Lindsay, center Sid Abel and right wing Gordie Howe form 'The Production Line," one of the most famous trios in NHL history. Though he's listed at 5-foot-8, 165 pounds, Lindsay also earns the nickname "Terrible Ted" for his willingness to do anything he has to do to win.

Lindsay is a First-Team NHL All-Star in 1947-48, when he leads the League with 33 goals. He begins a streak of five consecutive seasons as a First-Team All-Star in 1949-50, when he wins the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's top scorer, and is again a First-Team NHL All-Star in 1955-56 and 1956-57, when he has a career-high 85 points. But Detroit general manager Jack Adams, angered by Lindsay's efforts to help form a players union, trades Lindsay to the Chicago Blackhawks in 1957; he plays three seasons with Chicago before retiring. However, after four years off the ice, he returns to the Red Wings for the 1964-65 season at age 39 and finishes with 14 goals and 28 points, giving him 379 goals and 851 points in 1,068 NHL games. He is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966.

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stonehands-78's avatar

Happy Birthday! Mr. Lindsay

one of the last from our greatest generation

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 07/29/16 at 09:16 AM ET

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