Hotdog Hockey: Should Eric Lindros be a Hall of Famer?

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Columns,Editorials,Hotdog Hockey Column on November 23, 2009 — 1 Comment

This week for Hotdog Hockey, I examined a topic we discussed during this past week’s IllegalCurve.com Radio Show.   There are a certain number of hockey players that always generate very heated debates and Eric Lindros may top that list.  The issue was, not surprisingly, contentious and led to a passionate debate.

So, without further ado, here is an excerpt of my examination of whether Eric Lindros should be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame:

Lindros,36, retired after the 2006-07 season after he played in only 49 games for the Dallas Stars (that’s right, Lindros played for Dallas remember?) and will be eligible for the HHOF next year as part of a potential class that includes Russian dynamo Pavel Bure and American goalie Mike Richter.  It makes sense that the gun-shot reaction of many hockey fans is to commonly dismiss the notion of Lindros joining recently inducted superstars Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, Brian Leetch and Luc Robitaille in the sport’s holiest shrine based on the shortened length of his career (760 regular season games played) and his low rank among the game’s all-time scoring leaders (865 points, presently 105th all time).

Read the entire article here.

  • http://www.illegalcurve.com dave

    Good points Ez. Never realized his career paralleled Neely’s as much as it did.