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Video- The First Winter Classic - 1954

The Detroit Red Wings vs. The Prisoners.

A great feature with Michael Farber of TSN, watch it just for the old time video and pictures.


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Paul's avatar

Thanks again to the HockeyWebCaster for the video. really enjoyed it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/02/13 at 11:52 AM ET

DontCry4MeJanHrdina's avatar

That was a great segment, didn’t know about this story before.

Thanks for the share Paul.

Posted by DontCry4MeJanHrdina from Los Angeles on 03/02/13 at 12:43 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Farber’s a year late and two pennies short.  Calquake found this link for us last year:  Back then.

Posted by SYF from a deja vu of the 85-86 season on 03/02/13 at 01:28 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Yes SYF, I remember posting a story on it too, but it’s kind of cool to see Red and Ted talk about the game.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/02/13 at 01:55 PM ET

SYF's avatar

One of my favorite parts of the story:

Meanwhile, the inmates and guards were hooting and hollering and imploring the Wings to pour it on the overmatched cons. At one point Ted Lindsay handed the puck to the cons’ best player…. “Go, man, go,” the Wings’ captain told him.

[The prisoner] who had been embarrassed enough…looked into Terrible Ted’s scarred face.

“Bleep you, Ted,” said [he]. “I ain’t going.” Everyone within earshot of this exchange roared with laughter.

Imagine me telling Terrible Ted Lindsay in his prime to, “[bleep] off?”  I’d be without my upper and lower incisors by now.

Posted by SYF from a deja vu of the 85-86 season on 03/02/13 at 03:35 PM ET

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