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I know the Ted Lindsay news happened early enough yesterday that we as a community got to talk about it, but I’m dedicating this whole post to him. As always with Quick Hits, you can share/talk about what you’d like in the comments, but Terrible Ted gets more than a day.
What can I say at this point? Ted Lindsay wasn’t universally loved, but he was the kind of guy who you could look at his enemies and think “yeah I’d be ok if they were my enemy too.”
STATEMENT FROM THE LINDSAY FAMILY
Red Wings legend Ted Lindsay passed away peacefully this morning at his home in Oakland, Mich. He was 93 years old. Ted was a persistent, courageous and determined man both on and off the ice. He was a man of many firsts. We are comforted in knowing that the Ted Lindsay legacy will forever be a part of history and are so proud of the many lives he helped change for the better through his tireless humanitarian work. Arrangements will be announced when they are finalized.
MLive posted a collection of tweets from around the hockey community about the passing of Terrible Ted
Ansar Khan’s piece on Lindsay
Another good profile on Lindsay and the tradition he started as a Cup Champion, one of the greatest traditions in sports.
MLive talked to Chris Chelios about Lindsay’s contributions to the players with whom he played and those who came after him.
Kulfan’s writeup on Ted’s legacy and contributions.
Red Wings mourn the loss of Ted Lindsay - RedWings.com
The official team statement on Lindsay’s passing
Ted Lindsay left invaluable legacy, on and off the ice - RedWings.com
Bob Duff’s piece for the official team site.
Detroit Red Wings legend Ted Lindsay dies at 93 - Detroit Free Press
I think this writeup from Bill McGraw is my favorite of the bunch.