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Will Eric Lindros Join The Hockey Hall Of Fame This Year?

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

This is Lindros’ year to beat the political raps against him, push the haters aside, be accepted by those who have privately said they will never accept him. All he has to do is garner 14 votes from the Hockey Hall of Fame committee. Fourteen of 18 votes he has never known, or never been able, to count on before.

This is the year for Lindros, with no impediments other than himself. The path is almost without resistance. There are no Nick Lidstroms or Chris Prongers in the Class of 2016. There are no Dominik Haseks or Mike Modanos. There are no obvious sure-thing choices to pencil in.

We honestly don’t know whether Lindros has been discussed or debated before by the Hall voters because what happens in the Hall of Fame voting room stays in the Hall of Fame voting room. They’ll tell you who gets in. Unlike football or baseball, they won’t tell you who came close. Or who was ignored. Or who was a finalist.

Or anything at all for that matter.

I can make a case for the induction of Lindros and make a similar case for ignoring him. That — and all the layers of controversy that have surrounded him and his career — is why this matter is both complicated and fascinating all at the same time. Almost everyone has a viewpoint on Lindros, one way or the other. And the viewpoint is usually passionate.

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Iggy_Rules's avatar

I was never a fan of Lindros but it is impossible to deny that he was an absolute force during the 90s. At some point during that time I am sure he was considered the best at his position among active players.

He should get the call this year, I think.

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 03/05/16 at 11:48 AM ET

Hockeytown Wax's avatar

I don’t know who is worse, Lindros or his father, but between the 2 they managed to totally fux0r the Quebec Nordique.

He’s a whiny spoiled brat and should never get anywhere near the Hall of Fame.

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals a penalty was called against the Flyers and he chased after the ref and stomped his skate on the ice like a child stomping his feet because his parents didn’t let him get his way.  I knew the Flyers lost right then & there ... and I was right.

Not only that but, regardless of how “good” Lindros may have been as a player, he NEVER won a Stanley Cup.

Him and his $hita$$ attitude should never be allowed to enter the Hall of Fame.

Posted by Hockeytown Wax from West Bloomfield, Mi. on 03/05/16 at 01:47 PM ET

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Posted by Hockeytown Wax from West Bloomfield, Mi. on 03/05/16 at 01:47 PM ET

This.  All of it.

Plus, he never ever ever, even after being reminded countless times, ever *#$%@& learned to keep his head up while skating and I don’t think someone who couldn’t grasp such a basic, simple concept should even be allowed to visit the Hockey Hall of Fame, much less be inducted into its ranks.

*#$%@& him.

Posted by Garth on 03/05/16 at 03:52 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

There’s no denying Lindros had talent but he was so over hyped. The Canadian press put him on such a high pedestal that that inflated toolbag could never meet expectations. I say scree him being in the Hall but I bet he gets voted in…eventually

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/05/16 at 06:32 PM ET

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