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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Eric Lindros Calls It Quits After 13 Seasons

Former NHL MVP Eric Lindros announced his retirement Thursday (Nov. 8, 2007). His career was constantly interrupted by concussions and other injuries.

Here is the article from ESPN:

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound power forward had 372 goals, 865 points and 1,398 penalty minutes in 760 games for Philadelphia, Toronto, the New York Rangers and Dallas.

He won the Hart Trophy as league MVP in 1995 and was part of the Canadian Olympic team that won gold in 2002. He also won silver for Canada in 1992.

The 34-year-old center made it through 13 seasons despite the concussions and other injuries that eventually limited his playing time. The injuries restricted him to an average of only 58 games a season, but he was an impact player when healthy.

Lindros was a free agent and hadn't played this season. He's expected to join the staff of the NHL Players' Association.

I miss Lindros on the Rangers, but with the roster the Rangers have (Scott Gomez, Chris Drury, Brendan Shanahan, and Jaromir Jagr), I believe they have enough firepower to fill the gap. They just have to find a way to merge and start winning consistently. There is never an excuse for a healthy team of all-stars to go 7-7-1...and be last in the league in goals scored! They can't win on the road either (0-5-1).

1 comment:

B said...

Very nicely done blog. Lindros was a force when healthy.