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Does Lindros deserve to be a Hall of Famer?
Wed, November 7, 2007

Eric Lindros is hanging up his skates after a 13-year career marred by injuries and controversy.

Lindros will announce Thursday that he is retiring from the NHL to work with the NHLPA.

His total of 865 points might not seem like enough to guarantee going into the NHL Hall of Fame in a few years, due to his health and the lockout. But does Lindros deserve to be elected into the Hall, despite the few honours he garnered on the ice? Have your say in our forum.

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I think he should be, maybe not right away but in the future. How people forget that Mario Lemiux also did not want to play for his team when drafted and he also dissed the league by calling it a "Garbage League"but yet did not mind getting paid the Millions and the Hall of Fame accepted him. Granted Lindros didn't have the career that Mario had but he did put some good numbers and was a force on the ice. So if your basing his induction on his draft day remember Mario.
George, 2007-11-07 18:31:59

Give the guy his due...yes his mom and dad were a pain where ever he went that is fact...but the points he put up on the scoreboard can not be denied...he won the HART. Ok..he was injured a lot...that is not his fault. Also, he is doing is best with the NHLPA...his Mom and Dad are not dictating that...GIVE HIM HIS DUE...he deserves it.
peter, 2007-11-07 18:27:34

NO WAY!
Glen, 2007-11-07 17:53:11

Bob Clarke says he should go, he should go. Lets remember our country, and the shootout goal against Russia with the Junior team, or the Gold medal. Everyone always has to dwell on the bad, I wouldn't want to go to Quebec either. I say put him in.
Will Clark, 2007-11-07 17:37:55

Put his Mom in the hall of fame. She did all the work.
Farquart, 2007-11-07 17:27:28

No no no no no. This clown should never make it. For refusing to go to the team that drafted him alone is reason enough for me. His only so-so numbers is yet another argument. With so many great players still not inducted, it would be an absolute travestry for Lindros to EVER even be considered.
Ben, 2007-11-07 17:15:25

No HOF for Lindros. He just wasn't ever good enough. He showed no class in dissing the Nordiques. Holding the record for most concussions shouldn't qualify him. There are many better players not in the hall. I just can't make a case for him, no matter how hard I try.
Fred Nickerson, 2007-11-07 17:14:38

Wow a career more forgettable then a night with Rita McNeil. I would sooner vote Rick Tocchet into the hall before this world class under achiever.
Morgan Whatmore, 2007-11-07 16:49:57

Yes, I think so. For a few years he was the best player in the NHL. He was producing more than a point per game pace. If he hadn't been slowed by injuries he pobably woould have broken some records. If Clark Gillies and Cam Neely are there, surely there is room for the Big E!
Peter, 2007-11-07 16:31:20

Bunch of haters on this post. I can never understand why so many people want to kick a guy when he's down, or in this case when he has realized he must walk away despite unfulfilled potential. Absolutely he deserves to be in someday. Think back ten years and remember how superb he was. Points per game was top 3 in history before these last few terrible seasons, and in a time of very low scoring. I recall an Al Strachan piece right after his collapsed-lung flight incident in Nashville, and after all the flack, Strachan rightly pointed out that Lindros was expected to generate all the goals, fights the fights, deliver the hits, lead the team, answer all the questions. Probably never was so much put upon one guy, and even the bull that he was, he couldn't handle it 82 games a year. So sad to see him go, I kept believing he might regain that old form, but I guess he is leaving at peace. Some of us remember the good Eric, best wishes.
Stephen, 2007-11-07 16:15:26

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