Reaction To Eric Lindros Selection To Hall Of Fame
Six years after he retired, Eric Lindros Monday got the call that he has been selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Lindros headlines a class that includes Sergei Makarov, Rogie Vachon and the late Pat Quinn, who was a former Flyers Coach. Over 13 season Lindros was a Six-Time All-Star, compiled more career Points than Games Played (865 Points versus 760 Games) and was the 1994-95 Hart Trophy Winner. Interestingly enough that season was not his best season statistically: During the 1995-96 season Lindros scored a career high 47 Goals, tailed 68 Assists and came in 3rd place in the voting for the Hart Trophy that season.
Former Flyers' Forward Scott Mellanby is current the Assistant General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens joined The Sports Bash on Monday and gave his reaction to Lindros' selection to the Hockey Hall of Fame:
"Eric Lindros is not a surprise. He was a guy that people paid to come and watch. He could play the game anyway you wanted and to me he is a hall of famer…the guy could score, the guy could hit, he could run over guys, he could fight, he could make plays. He was an intimidating guy to play against. I really believe if he had a healthy career and he was able to play 15 years healthy, the flyers would've won a cup with him."
Also on The Sports Bash Monday was Former Flyers Head Coach and Player Craig Berube who thinks, aside from Lindros, that Mark Recchi and Jeremy Roenick should be in the Hockey Hall of Fame:
“They both have 500 goals or more. I mean, I don't see how you can keep a guy who scores 500 goals in the National Hockey League and they have a 1000 points, I don't see how you can keep them out....Mark Recchi for sure has three cups, three different teams, he's been a great player for a long time....I don't know how you can keep him out. Roenick has 517 goals, i think it's going to be really hard to keep him off too”