|TV actor Thorsten Kaye got to spend some time with Red Wings legend Ted Lindsay prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Thorsten Kaye, Celebrity Blogger for the Detroit Red Wings
, sat down with Detroit Red Wing legend "Terrible" Ted Lindsay
immediately prior to Game 1 for a discussion of all things hockey – past, present, and future.
Now, the cameras weren't running, but the recorder was, and NHL.com was able to record this very special meeting, between one of the Red Wings' biggest fans, and one of the Red Wings' biggest personalities.
Known for his intensity and sprit on the ice – and as much for his fists and his heart, as for his ability to score and to set up plays – Lindsay still approaches his life with the same fire that made him such a gigantic part of the Red Wings' Cup victories in the early 1950s, and the same energy that made him such a menace to opposing players.
Below you can see the highlights of the interview and you can listen as Lindsay answers the questions of Kaye, as well as NHL.com staff writer Brad Holland, who took questions off of Kaye's blog page on NHL Connect directly from the fans.
We hope you enjoy this very special 'meeting of the minds.'
First of all, you've said that if Jack Adams
hadn't torn the team apart in '55, you think you'd have won three of the next five next ones?
Ted Lindsay: What might have been
Now I know you still have a locker down there, and you've been known to work out in the Red Wings' locker room weight room from time to time. How did that all come about?
TL: On his locker
What do you think are some of the similarities between yourself, back when you played with your legendary linemates, and some of the dominant players and lines of today?
TL: Comparing lines
How is the game different, and how have the players changed since you played the game? If you could name a few players who would make your all-time Red Wings team, who would they be?
TL: Blackjack Stewart
Now, the fans on NHL Connect were also able to get some of their questions to Ted Lindsay:
What's your favorite moment as a Red Wing?
TL: Favorite Moments
Tell me about your time in Chicago and your retirement and the year you played with the Red Wings after taking four years off.
TL: The late years
One last thing, the fans want to know, you've seen hockey from its beginnings to now, what do you think about Datsyuk and Zetterberg?
TL: Talks about Datsyuk and Zetterberg