Gregg Krupa The Detroit News Published 12:43 AM EST Mar 5, 2019 Detroit — Ted Lindsay, an integral player in some of the Red Wings’ greatest triumphs and a revolutionary figure during his seasons in the NHL, came up in a different era. And, in his childhood, Lindsay was a fan of the Wings. “When I grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, I never played indoors,” Lindsay said of what he constantly called “the greatest game” ice hockey. “Every school had two natural ice rinks. We were never indoors. Our temperature was often 15-below. “The Red Wings used to be broadcast on WJR. On a clear, cold night, we could get WJR in Kirkland Lake like you were in downtown Detroit. And, they had two tough defensemen, Jimmy Orlando and Jack Stewart. “Good, tough,” he said. “That was my kind of hockey.” Good, tough. That was Ted Lindsay’s kind of life, too. In winning four Stanley Cups with the Red Wings from 1950 to … [Read more...] about Krupa: Wings great Ted Lindsay embodied spirit of hockey’s bygone era
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By Sheeraz Faseeh Published: November 26, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Until a week ago, there was once again immense uncertainty surrounding Pakistan’s participation in the World Cup. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE Like the case for most sports in the country barring cricket, the last 10 years have been a lost decade for Pakistan hockey as well. During this period, the team’s performance witnessed a severe decline not seen since Pakistan first started playing hockey in 1948. In 2014, Pakistan failed to qualify for the hockey World Cup for the first time, followed by a failure to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro. The team is currently ranked 13 in the world, which is marginally better than when it slipped to 14th last year. Once a powerhouse of world hockey, the team with the most World Cup titles to its name, Pakistan can no longer compete with the top teams in the world. It’s sad to see how the mighty have fallen. As a patriot and … [Read more...] about Hockey World Cup: Have we as a country collectively failed our national sport?
ON THIS DAY IN SPORT 1917: The National Hockey League was formed in Montreal. 1922: St Albans' Billy Minter scored seven goals in an FA Cup tie against Dulwich, but ended up on the losing side as the match finished 8-7. 1986: Mike Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion when he beat Trevor Berbick at the age of 20 years and six months. 2003: Jonny Wilkinson's extra-time drop-goal gave England a dramatic 20-17 win over Australia in the rugby union World Cup final. 2007: Steve McClaren was sacked as England manager after the team failed to qualify for Euro 2008. 2008: New Zealand won the rugby league World Cup final 34-20 against Australia in Brisbane. 2010: The Scottish Football Association drew up contingency plans to deal with a proposed strike by referees, including "sourcing match officials in other countries". The strike went ahead, with officials brought in from Israel, Malta and Luxembourg. 2011: South African Mickey Arthur was appointed as the new … [Read more...] about On this Day, November 22 2015: Rory McIlroy took victory in the DP World Tour Championship
1 Up and at it – what is your morning routine? Honestly, routine is something I lack due to shift work, but, normally, my morning consists of getting up, showered, changed and on the road for 6.50am – or else 7pm. On my days off, a morning start could be anything from 8am or 12pm. I know this sounds shocking, but I have absolutely no sense of a normal body clock. And I hate to admit it, but I am that person who starts their morning off with a scroll on Instagram... 2 What might you eat in a typical working day for...Breakfast? I love porridge in the morning, but I don't like fruit in it, so I might have some blueberries or strawberries on the side. If I'm not feeling like porridge, I will have peanut butter on some form of bread. It isn't a day without peanut butter. Or bread, come to that.Lunch? Lunch is usually a sandwich or a salad. I tend to sway towards vegetarian options, so recently I've really gotten into falafel. Evening meal? Something like pasta, with either … [Read more...] about Health Q&A: Nurse Katherine Walker, who’s representing north in Miss World contest
Gregg Krupa The Detroit News Published 5:17 AM EDT Nov 2, 2018 Detroit – Henrik Zetterberg says he is happy, adjusting to retirement, attending Red Wings practices and games and beginning to occasionally look back at his career. He emerged from behind the automatic doors of the Red Wings dressing room, smiling that easy, familiar smile, striding amiably along the lower concourse of Little Caesars Arena. His unruly back, a condition that evolved over at least 12 years, spurring a variety of symptoms and dysfunctions, prematurely ended one of the handful of greatest careers in Wings’ history. But Zetterberg, 38, seemed sanguine. Less than a month into his retirement, he reflected on his career, and he revealed new details of the evolution of a back condition that ended it prematurely. Asked how he is adapting, he said, “I think it’s been good so far, you know? Obviously, it’s a bit early I would say.” He has had some time to adjust. “For … [Read more...] about Former Detroit Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg, at ease in retirement, reveals details of injury