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Tim Erixon gets the Eric Lindros treatment in Calgary

Oct 21, 2011, 9:59 AM EDT

Tim Erixon AP

Usually when you hear of a player getting “Lindros’d” it means they got crushed going through open ice with their head down. This time it means hearing boos from the fans of the team that drafted you and then had to trade you away. It takes a special brand of circumstances to make that kind of hateful magic happen and Rangers defenseman Tim Erixon pulled it off in Calgary last night.

When you get drafted by the hometown team and refuse to sign with them forcing the team to trade you, the natives will let you hear it and boy did they in Calgary. Erixon, in typical fashion for a player in that kind of spot, shrugged it off saying he had nothing against the City of Calgary and if the fans felt the need to boo him, that’s up to them.

Erixon’s contract negotiations with Calgary weren’t exactly the circus sideshow that Eric Lindros’ were with Quebec before they had to deal him to Philadelphia, but for fans that doesn’t matter at all. Hey, at least Flames fans didn’t show up to the game with comically oversized pacifiers and posters of Erixon as a crying baby. That would’ve been awkward.

  1. hanktheking - Oct 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    I was at the game, Flames Fans are complete idiots. First of all half of them were only booing because the other half were booing and they didn’t understand why (goes to show how much they really know/care about the team) and the other half should be booing GM Jay FEASTer for not getting the deal done with his organizations top propest.

    Sayonara Calgary Flames.

  2. stakex - Oct 21, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    The Flames still got a 2nd round draft pick from the Rangers for him… so its not like he totaly screwed them out of a first round pick. Flames fans need to get over themselves.

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Oct 21, 2011 at 11:33 PM

      They got 2 second round picks and Roman Horak for him. Not a bad return for a player who wouldn’t sign in Calgary because he didn’t want to compete for a spot, he wanted to be guaranteed his spot in the NHL.

  3. blueshirts11 - Oct 21, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Erixson played the best game of the year last night. The Calgary fans may have helped this kid grow up last night. He played like he has been in the league for five years. Thanks Calgary idiots.

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