Ted Lindsay by today's standards
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03-28-2010, 11:46 AM
Join Date: Nov 2003
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Was Lindsay really more talented than Bobby Clarke?
And not to rag on Ted, but when you say "the Wings never won without Ted," well, they also never won without Red Kelly, either.
Kelly was traded in 1960. Lindsay in 1957. It was more of an immediate drop when Ted left. Put it this way, I have always looked at it this way. As great as Howe and Gretzky were they never won without Lindsay and Messier. Now I don't want to look into it too much since Howe > Lindsay and Gretzky > Messier, but there were some intangibles these guys brought to the table that were sorely missed when they left.
The Wings also never won with Hall after Sawchuk left (briefly) and when he returned the team was a different make up especially with losing Lindsay. So it wasn't ALL about Lindsay being gone but without a doubt that was a loss the Wings never recovered from IMO
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