Top Players in Philadelphia Flyers’ History: No. 8 Eric Lindros

March 26th, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »
This article is going to feature many YouTube videos because Eric Lindros’ career is filled with amazing highlights.

Unfortunately, they are not all good highlights.

This one is a compilation of how much of an all-around player Lindros was when he came into the NHL.

Lindros was the most touted played since Mario Lemieux when the 1991 NHL Entry Draft was coming.

The problems with Lindros’ teams started well before he was in the NHL.  When he was drafted first overall by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Lindros had already stated that he was not going to play for the Greyhounds.  Owner Phil Esposito drafted him anyway, and wound up trading his rights to the Oshawa Generals.

In Oshawa, Lindros tore up the league, scoring 97 goals and 119 assists for 216 points in just 95 games played.  At the end of his OHL career, Lindros’ No. 88 was retired by the Generals.

Before the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, Lindros stated that if he was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques, the team with the first overall pick, he would not suit up for them, “citing distance, lack of marketing potential, ...

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