Friday, April 20, 2007

Is this how it ends for the Big E?

Eric Lindros returned to the playoffs yesterday after seven years away, and I muse over at one of my 18 other hockey blogs whether or not this might be all she wrote for the former Hart Trophy winner.


At 9:15 p.m., April 20, 2007, Blogger Nick said...

I often wonder what Lindros's destiny would have been had he played in Quebec. He probably would have won a cup. Maybe he wouldn't have had so many head injuries. We'll never know I guess.

At 10:04 p.m., April 20, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

That's a good question. Lindros with Sakic? ... That trade did make Quebec/Colorado, though, giving them a ton of players, not least of whom was Forsberg.

The big difference would have been if he had learned to skate with his head up.

At 2:44 a.m., April 21, 2007, Blogger sager said...

I always wonder, what if Quebec had just drafted Scott Niedermayer, the best NHLer in that '91 first round (with due respect to Forsberg)?

At 7:29 a.m., April 21, 2007, Blogger mike said...

Lindros' career must be ranked as a disappointment--he was never as dominant as the press implied even in his good years, and he was a fragile player even before the head injuries began to pile up. Speculating about him in Quebec is really quite pointless. His career was cut short by the Philadelphia Flyers and nothing can change that--and after all, it was his own wish to not play in Quebec. I guess he's a cautionary tale--be careful what you wish for, and remember to get a second opinion when you have a concussion. Particularly when your younger brother has already been forced to quit playing hockey due to concussion-related trauma.

At 12:41 a.m., April 22, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

The Leafs could have had Niedermayer, except they had traded that pick to the Devils for Tom Kurvers.

A high first-round pick in exchange for a good but not great defenceman? That, my friends, is 40 years in one sentence.

At 8:55 a.m., April 22, 2007, Anonymous Linus said...

Another interesting "what if"-scenario: What if it was Rangers who got the rights to Lindros. Remember Quebec accepted offers from both the Rangers and the Flyers at the same time, and a court had to decide where Lindros would go.

If it would have been the Rangers, would they have won the cup in 94? I don't think so...

/Linus, Sweden


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