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DETROIT (AP) — Ted Lindsay lived to do what he thought was right.He pioneered the first NHL players’ union despite intense opposition from team management Detroit Red Wings T-Shirts Authentic , began the tradition of taking the Stanley Cup closer to fans by skating it around the ice and refused to attend his own Hall of Fame induction ceremony because only men were allowed.“I was led by a feeling of fairness,” Lindsay once said.Lindsay, the 5-foot-8, 160-pound tough guy who provided muscle and meanness on the Detroit Red Wings‘ famed “Production Line” of the 1950s, died Monday at the age of 93 in his home in Michigan, according to Lew LaPaugh, his son-in-law and president of the Ted Lindsay Foundation, which raises money for autism research.The player known as “Terrible Ted” was one of the game’s best left wings and an 11-time All-Star who played on four Stanley Cup winners in the early 1950s. Lindsay, Sid Abel and Gordie Howe formed an offensive juggernaut of a line that helped make Detroit one of the first of the NHL’s great postwar dynasties and they had a fitting nickname in the Motor City.He finished his NHL career with 379 goals and 472 assists in 1,068 games with 14 of his 17 seasons with Detroit. With Howe and Lindsay centered first by Abel and then by Al Delvecchio, the Red Wings won Stanley Cups in 1950, 1952, 1954 and 1955. The Red Wings retired his No. 7 in 1991.Lindsay is credited with beginning the ritual in which players skate around the rink holding the Stanley Cup they have just won.“I saw it sitting there, and I thought, ‘I’ll just pick it up and I’ll take it over,'” Lindsay recalled in an interview with The Associated Press in 2013.“I just moved along the boards. I didn’t have it over my head. I had it so they could read it. I wasn’t starting a tradition. I was just taking care of my fans that paid our salary.”Lindsay took his toughness off the ice to organize a players’ union despite opposition from team executives and without the support of Howe, perhaps the most famous hockey player of all. Lindsay pressed on anyway without the backing of “Mr. Hockey.”“All of us who were involved in trying to establish the players’ association weren’t the ones who needed it,” Lindsay explained. “It was for the fringe players that were the worst off. When I got caught up in this, I was so grateful to the game for all it had done for me. But it was a dictatorship on the part of the owners, who didn’t realize any of us had a brain.”At one point, Lindsay gathered secretly with a handful of players in New York in 1957. The next day, Red Wings general manager Jack Adams was very angry about it.“He was ranting and raving Detroit Red Wings Hoodies Authentic ,” Lindsay recalled in an interview with the NHLPA . “But, I’d do the same thing.”Lindsay, who was named president of the short-lived union, was traded to Chicago the next summer.“It didn’t matter that they traded me,” he said in 1995. “I have a Red Wing on my forehead and on my behind and on my heart. That will never change.”The NHL Players’ Association was formed for good in 1967 — a decade after the Lindsay-led attempt to unionize — and the organization put Lindsay’s name on its version of the MVP award. The honor, which is chosen by an NHLPA vote, was previously called the Lester B. Pearson Award after the former Canadian prime minister.“On the ice, Ted Lindsay was one of the best players to ever to put on a pair of skates,” NHLPA executive director Don Fehr said. “But his greatest legacy was off the ice. A true trailblazer in seeking to improve conditions for all players, Ted was instrumental in organizing the original players’ association in 1957. All players, past, current and future, are in his debt. All those who have, and will follow him into the NHL, enjoy improved rights and benefits in large part due to the efforts he made.”The Hockey Hall of Fame waived its three-year waiting period when it inducted Lindsay in 1966, but he declined to attend the banquet because his wife and children were not welcome. The following year, the banquet was open to men and women.“That’s amazing,” Edmonton star Connor McDavid said as news of Lindsay’s death filtered out. “That just goes to show what he’s about and he was not afraid to stand up to anyone and stand up for what he believed in.”Born July 29, 1925, in Renfrew, Ontario, as the youngest of nine children Detroit Red Wings Hats Authentic , Lindsay joined the Red Wings in 1944. He led the NHL with 33 goals in 1947-48 and won the Art Ross Trophy for the most points in 1949-50 when he had 23 goals and a league-best 55 assists. In 1955, Lindsay scored four goals in a 7-1 victory over Montreal in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.During his 14 seasons in Detroit, he led the team in goals only once. He led or tied for the team lead in penalty minutes 10 times, including his final season of 1964-65, when he was approaching 40 years old.Former Bruins player Milt Schmidt said Lindsay “probably was one of the most hated players in the National Hockey League” because of the way he came after other teams.“But every franchise would have given their right arm for Ted Lindsay,” he said.Lindsay retired following the 1959-60 season and focused on his automotive business. He came back for one more season with the Red Wings in 1964-65 and returned to Detroit as general manager in 1977 and remained in that role until 1980. During the 1980-81 season, he coached the team for 20 games.He was a familiar face around the Red Wings for decades after his retirement — and what a face. Pucks, fists and elbows took a toll on his face, leaving scratches and dents after uncountable numbers of stiches. He was booed on road trips, the player every opposing team loved to hate.“There’s only one reason I played. That was to win,” he told The Canadian Press in March 2015. “And also to play better the next day than I did the last game.”Lindsay, whose wife, Joanne, died two years ago, is survived by his children Blake, Lynn and Meredith, stepdaughter Leslie, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Two more goals for Patrik Laine. Two more points in the standings for the Winnipeg Jets.Laine scored twice for the second straight game and extended his points streak to eight in the Jets’ 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night.Laine had his third multi-goal game in the last four games and has seven multi-point nights during his streak. He has 10 goals and six assists in the eight-game stretch, and 35 goals overall.”I think I just tried to work hard every shift, and I think when you work hard you’re going to get rewarded,” Laine said. ”I’ve been working really hard and now I’m just getting rewarded. Things are going great.”Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist Custom Detroit Red Wings Jerseys , and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 33 shots for the Jets. Winnipeg improved to 7-2 in its last nine to close within six points of Nashville for the Central Division lead.Teuvo Teravainen scored for the fourth straight game for the Hurricanes. Jordan Staal also scored, and Cam Ward made 20 saves. Carolina fell to 2-5-2 in its last nine as it tries to hold on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.”We’re right there,” Staal said. ”I’m not sure what happened tonight. We’ve got to put together a streak here, and it’s got to be now.”Laine opened the scoring 5:40 into the first when he ripped a wrist shot from the top of the right circle through Ward’s legs. He nearly scored twice more in the first period, with a wrist shot that dinged the right post and a slapshot that rang off the crossbar.”I was pretty mad to myself,” Laine said. ”I should’ve scored from those chances. I thought, `They’re not going to pass to me any more if I can’t bury it from those passes.'”The Hurricanes pulled even with 1:29 left in the opening period. Right as a power play ended, Teravainen fired a pass toward the Winnipeg crease that was intended for Staal, but the puck instead bounced up off Jets defenseman Dmitry Kulikov’s chest and into the net.But Laine struck again just 2:37 into the second period, and six seconds into a power play, with another wrist shot through Ward’s legs, this time from the left faceoff circle.”It comes off his stick different,” Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. ”It comes jumping off his stick. He’s real dangerous right now.”Stastny added insurance with an unusual goal midway through the third period. Ben Chiarot’s wrist shot rang off the right post and redirected to the left side of the ice, where it hit referee Eric Furlatt in the side of the face.With Furlatt recoiling in pain and players across the ice adjusting to the puck’s sudden change in position, Stastny picked up the loose puck and fired it into the net.”I didn’t really see anything,” Stastny said. ”I just heard it hit post or crossbar. Literally know where it went, then all the sudden I realized it was in front of me and then out of the corner of my eye saw the goalie out of position.”The fluky goal would prove critical when Staal fired home a rebound with 4:12 remaining.”A few games ago we had some odd bounce off the ref and they blew it down and they said they wouldn’t allow a goal like that,” Staal said. ”It was tough, obviously, to watch that go in. That was tough.”NOTES: The Jets are 4-0-1 in their last five road games. … Hurricanes F Sebastian Aho notched his 100th NHL point with an assist on Teravainen’s goal. … Jets D Toby Enstrom missed his third straight game with a lower body injury. He is day-to-day. … Jets coach Paul Maurice was the Hurricanes’ coach from 1997-2004 and 2009-12.UP NEXTJets: At New York Rangers on Tuesday night.Hurricanes: At Minnesota on Tuesday night.
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