„I was never concerned with statistics - scoring goals, my records. The only thing I was concerned about was winning. The association changed my life. It changed my career and it changed my stats. I went to Chicago for three years but I was never a Blackhawk. I was treated well by the fans and by management, but I only had mediocre years. I still had a Red Wing on my forehead, on my backside and over my heart. I was existing, nothing more. Then, I retired for four years.“
Quoted in Kevin Shea, "One on One with Ted Lindsay," http://www.legendsofhockey.net/html/spot_oneononep196607.htm Legends of Hockey.net (2004-11-09).
Lindsay was traded to Chicago from Detroit because he tried to unionize players, angering Detroit's owners.