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The Ted Lindsay Foundation: Dedicated to cure Autism

Ted Lindsay has been doing a charity golf outing to raise money for autism research and treatment. He will host the 17th annual outing Monday, September 11 at the Detroit Golf Club.

"I work out three times a week and I was being stretched at the gym by one of the gym's owners, John Czarnecki," Lindsay recalled. "He mentioned his son, Dominic, had autism. I had never heard of the disease before, but my wife had a lot of medical dictionaries, so I went home and got them out.

"The next time at the gym when John is stretching me, I asked, 'What can we do for Dominic?' He said, 'We can raise money.'

"How do old athletes raise money? They have golf outings. I had long finished playing (Lindsay was in his late seventies at the time), but I was involved with charities and we had a golf outing, which has always been held the Monday after Labor Day."

As someone who has a brother-in-law who has autism, this is something that hits close to home for me. I’m very glad to see Mr. Lindsay helping to raise money for such a worthy cause.

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Report: John Tavares never turned down $84 million from Islanders - Sportsnet.ca

The John Tavares situation could be one of those storylines that lasts over a year. People have been speculating about his future for a while now, and the more time goes by without him re-signing, the more rumors are going to start spreading. Isles beat writer Arthur Staples threw cold water on one of these rumors.

John Tavares hasn’t turned down an $84-million extension offer from the New York Islanders, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday.

In fact, the two parties have “barely talked numbers” as Tavares heads into the final year of his contract.

Unless something big changes, I don’t see Tavares re-signing in New York. I would love to see him as a Red Wing, but I think that’s highly unlikely. If he’s not going to sign in Detroit, I would like to see him re-sign, since that fanbase has been through enough in the last two decades. I just don’t see why he stays.