Quick Hits: The Terrible Ted Day Edition

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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.”


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.

Hockey world reacts to death of Red Wings legend Ted Lindsay | MLive.com

MLive posted a collection of tweets from around the hockey community about the passing of Terrible Ted

Red Wings’ great Ted Lindsay combined toughness with talent, class - mlive.com

Ansar Khan’s piece on Lindsay

Ted Lindsay death: There was nothing ‘Terrible’ about him - Detroit Free Press

Another good profile on Lindsay and the tradition he started as a Cup Champion, one of the greatest traditions in sports.

Chris Chelios: Players will forever be indebted to Ted Lindsay - mlive.com

MLive talked to Chris Chelios about Lindsay’s contributions to the players with whom he played and those who came after him.

Detroit Red Wings legend Ted Lindsay dead at 93 - The Detroit News

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.