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Lindros to be inducted into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

Oct 31, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

Eric Lindros Philly

On Nov. 8, Eric Lindros will be enshrined in the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

“It’s a special thrill,” he told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It’s definitely an honor, and I’m awfully proud to be going in with that company.”

Lindros will be inducted with 76ers head coach Doug Collins, ex-New York Jet Joe Klecko and longtime MLB catcher Mike Piazza.

In terms of previous hockey inductees, Lindros joins a select list of ex-Flyers and Philadelphia natives that have made their mark on the game: Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent, Bill Barber, Fred Shero, Ron Hextall, Mark Howe, the 1974-75 Flyers teams and Pennsylvania native Hobey Baker.

Lindros made six All-Star games as a member of the Flyers and won the Hart Trophy as league MVP in 1994-95 — the last Flyer to win the award (and the only Flyer not named Bobby Clarke to win it.)

He also led the Flyers to the 1997 Stanley Cup final with a dominant performance, leading the playoffs in scoring with 26 points in 19 games.


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  1. illadelphiasphinest - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Congrats. Id say coulnt happen to a better guy, n a total class act. But that would be a lie. Great hockey player, no so much as a person.

  2. lsxphotog - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:51 PM


  3. flyeredup - Oct 31, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Exactly, why? If we didn’t trade for him, we’d have at least 3 Cups.

  4. mpg44 - Oct 31, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    How about a statue of him, maybe him lying on the ice after the Stevens hit!!

    • chrisvegas - Oct 31, 2012 at 3:16 PM

      How about showing some class?

    • id4joey - Oct 31, 2012 at 5:29 PM

      hey! mpg44, haven’t your realized that head injuries are a major concern in contact sports, and one should not make light of anyone being concussed. C’mon! No cheap shots!

      • mpg44 - Oct 31, 2012 at 6:28 PM

        Was a good hit …. Back then and now. That’s what happens when you skate WITH YOUR HEAD DOWN . The worst of that hit was wheh his head hit the ice . That’s where the concussion came from . But then I guess you would still blame Stevens for the ice hitting him too.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Oct 31, 2012 at 5:55 PM

      Lindros was dominant in the 90’s. mpg44 hope you like Seattle because that where the broke a$$ Devils are going.

      • mpg44 - Oct 31, 2012 at 6:29 PM

        That would be your only hope of winning the east !!

      • phillyphanatic77 - Oct 31, 2012 at 6:51 PM

        Mpg44 is right that the flyers probably won’t win the east, but it sure as hell wont have anything to do with the devils. NJ is gonna struggle to reach 8th. As for 88, one of my favorite flyers of all-time. The Leclair-Lindros connection was dominant for years. It’s a shame Bobby Clarke had to butt heads with him so much, maybe we could have gotten something a little better than Pavel Brendl and Kim Johnsson. I like to compare Lindros and Forsberg as far as career paths. Although Forsberg won a few cups, they were both unbelievably talented but both just couldn’t stay healthy.

  5. chrisvegas - Oct 31, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    He should be! He had some amazing seasons with the Flyers. To bad the concussions slowed him down, he was awesome to watch! Congrats 88!!!!!

  6. icelovinbrotha215 - Oct 31, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    Haha I’m surprised the reactions of my fellow Philadelphians. In his prime, Big E was one of the most dominant Flyers of all time. His play, although cut short, warrants his addition to PSHoF.

  7. jimw81 - Oct 31, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    Lindros was one the most dominate athletes in philly. It sucked the way things ended.

  8. lroc20 - Oct 31, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Lindros was awesome, Carl not so much

  9. id4joey - Oct 31, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    mpg44, it doesn’t matter that it we the ice. The point is he got a concussion, which was one of many, and that is a very serious injury. In other words, it’s about the injury, not the matter in which he got it. No one is condemning Stevens for the hit.

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