Ex-MVP Lindros Announces Retirement

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  1. Vegito728

    Vegito728 Registered Member

    LONDON, Ontario (Nov. 8) - Former NHL MVP Eric Lindros retired Thursday in his hometown, ending a career derailed by a series of concussions and other injuries. 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.

    Lindros also donated approximately $5 million to the London (Ontario) Health Sciences Foundation, where he was treated during his career.


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  2. njbroncsfan

    njbroncsfan Registered Member

    Meh.

    Great move by my Avs trading him for a bunch of players including Forsberg.
     
  3. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    I'm surprised he waited this long to retire. Dude's gonna be a vegetable by the time he's 50 after all those concussions.

    oh well, he'll still have mommy and daddy to take care of him.
     
  4. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    It's ashame that he got so many concussions because he could of been one of the all time greats if he still stayed healthy. Now the big question is does he belong in the Hall of Fame. Personally I believe so, during his prime he was one of the best hockey players in the world, and he has similar numbers to Cam Neely another player that had his career cut short due to injuries.
     

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