Krupa speaks with Ted Lindsay regarding Zetterberg’s goal-scoring milestone

The Detroit News’s Gregg Krupa spoke with Ted Lindsay regarding Henrik Zetterberg passing #7 on the Red Wings’ all-time goals list:

“I’m so happy about it,” Lindsay said, of Zetterberg’s feat. “He’s a great person and a great hockey player.

“Marks like that are meant to be passed,” the 92-year-old mused. “Records are meant to be broken.”

Zetterberg’s 336 career goals in 1,069 games played for the Red Wings compares to Lindsay’s 335 goals in 862, from 1944-57 and, in his comeback season, 1964-65. Only Gordie Howe (786), Steve Yzerman (692), Alex Delvecchio (456) and Sergei Fedorov (400) tallied more for the Wings.

“He’s maintained himself, heath wise,” Lindsay said. “He’s a physical specimen.

“He loves the game,” said Lindsay, who grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, where he picked up the signal of Red Wings radio broadcasts as a boy and became a lifelong fan. “I think that that’s half the battle, if you love your game.”



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