Eric Lindros to hang them up?

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Spectors Hockey is reporting that Eric Lindros may retire.

According to a respectable source (Darren Dreger) Lindros has said that his playing days are behind him and that the numerous injuries that he has had over the years have really taken a toll on his body. It is suggested that Lindros may end up with a job in the NHLPA office in some kind of a manner.

Read the story from Spectors hockey here

14 Responses to Eric Lindros to hang them up?

  1. MtlHabs09 says:

    Not really much of a surprise… Lindros' career was over when he left Philadelphia though. Seems only fair that this prick who didn't want to play for a French hockey club for that reason alone, because they were French, ends up getting like 13 concussions (even that number seems close).
    Im not dismissing his talent but he was a freaking baby, and his little dream of playing in Toronto turned out great didn't it…lol

  2. leafy says:

    I still say he was pretty good in his one season with the Leafs, but unfortunately, injuries got in the way…again.

    Anyway, he was never the same after the devastating Stevens hit in the 2000 playoffs.

    Question: Is he Hall of Fame material?  (865 points in 760 games) 
    I suspect he doesn't have enough games to make it, but his points per game is impressive.

  3. ogilthorpe22 says:

    welcome to the 2007-08 NHL season. try reading up on whats been happening since last summer.

  4. nonhl2005 says:

    So much talent and such a fragile frame, from the head to the backbone.

  5. leafy says:

    To be fair, he was largely influenced/controlled by his dimineering parents early in his career.  One would hope that his refusal to play for Quebec was not driven by some pathetic anti-French mentality, which is more common in Canada than people will admit.

  6. jarcpitre says:

    I kind of surprised that low scoring teams didn’t make an offer to him. He would come cheap and is great on the PP. If I were Edmonton I would give him a lowball contract.

  7. Rico420 says:

    Cam Neely is in the Hockey Hall of Fame played less games then Lindros scored less points then Lindros, won less personal awards then Lindros..and for a few seasons Lindros was the best player on the planet, I don’t like the guy but I say he is Hall of Fame material – another measuring point is that neither player won a Cup.

    No big surprise if he does retire he was waiting until the NHLPA had a new representative as he was still “active” he was still the rep for the Dallas Stars..lets call it a career Eric.

  8. broc says:

    Last years news…. this year!

    This is not news.

  9. habsrock99 says:

    Said he wouldn't play with Nordiques but said he'd have no problem playing with the Habs.

  10. habsrock99 says:

    Hate the guy. It's about friggin's time he retires. It's about 7 years too late though. Does he deserve to be in that HOF? NO! Does Cam Neely? NO! But, Cam Neely did have three 50 goal seasons, including a 50 in 50 season in 1993-94. But Neely was also a cheap shot artist who perfected the knee on knee hit. Kind of ironic that his career ended because Ulf Samuelsson gave him a knee on knee hit lol

  11. MtlHabs09 says:

    Montreal is at least 40-50 % english (with the suburbs) while Quebec City is roughly 90-10… I really believe that if he had played in Montreal he'd have lived in Pointe-Claire or Kirkland…

  12. Oil-Life says:

    Neely scored 50 in 44 games pal.  Only Gretz did better.  Lindros is a spoiled, good for nothing bust of a hockey player.  The so called Next One walked away from a team, never won a cup, was in constant fights with his manager and also never played every game in an NHL season (he didn't even play in all the games during the half year lockout!) 

    Also let's look at the other milestones for the HOF:
    1. Stanley Cup (Nothing)
    2. 500 Goals (372)
    3. 1000 points (865)
    Nadda for Lindros.

  13. wingerxxx says:

    If this is true, good. He really needs to think about his long term health, because he hasn’t been able to handle a full NHL schedule in a good long time. In fact, you could argue that with his style of play, he’s never been able to handle a full time NHL schedule. He hasn’t been an elite player in quite a long time.

    The matter of him reaching the Hall of Fame is going to come up. You can make some awfully good points for him making it, and you can make some awfully good points as to why he shouldn’t.

    But he had a good career and should feel proud of himself for what he’s accomplished. Here’s hoping he follows through on retirement.

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