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Lindros to appear in the Winter Classic Alumni Game?

Oct 18, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

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Joe linked to this morning, but if you missed it, here’s an interview former NHL star Eric Lindros did with

Some bullet points for the reading averse:

—- Lindros currently works for a company in Ontario that specializes in “online and mobile learning.” After a controversial stint with the NHLPA, it’s no surprise he’s not working in hockey anymore.


—- When asked how all the injuries (see: above) affected his play later in his career, Lindros replied quite candidly, “I had a real tough time mentally cutting across the ice. Yeah, it just wasn’t the same.”

—- Lindros confirmed he’s spoken with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren about appearing in the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. “That’d be great if I could see Mikael Renberg again, and Johnny LeClair. I haven’t seen Johnny in a couple of years.”

—- You get the feeling he remains rather disenfranchised with the business of hockey. “I still get out on the ice with a bunch of guys a couple of times a week and we have a tremendous amount of fun with the purity of the game.”

  1. hockeylifer - Oct 18, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    If the guy ever learned to carry the puck with his head up, he could’ve been as good as anyone.

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Oct 18, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Big E. My favorite Flyer. Ashame he couldn’t keep his head up. Health really hampered his legacy. Will be sweet to see the Legion of Doom play together again.

  3. hank10 - Oct 18, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    If Eric had any handicap in hockey, it was trying to live up to the expectations his parents laid on him at a very young age and which he tried to carry through in the NHL. If ever there was an exceptionally talented player who only wanted to be ‘one of the guys’ on a team and not the ‘Next One’ or the team captain, Eric is the poster boy.

    Would like to see the Legion of Doom reunited one more time.

    • paulsdamnblog - Oct 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM

      Great point, you’re right on about him wanting to be ‘one of the guys’. I always thought one of the Flyers biggest failings with Lindros, was the lack of a vet to take him under his wing. Now you have a player like Danny Brier living with Claude Giroux and Sean Coutorier, a good steady influence off the ice and on. Back then the Flyers didn’t do that for Lindros and it really hurt him.

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