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03-22-2004, 11:06 AM
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does an excellent job of telling the story. The book itself is a pretty good read overall, but the part on the Lindros trade is a great read. A couple of things that haven't been mentioned yet:
-The Rangers deal was actually better. But since the Flyers and the Nordiques agreed on a trade first, it didn't matter. I can never remember who it all was, but the Rangers were going to give up Vanbiesbrook, Amonte, Weight, and a couple of other really really good players along with (I think) a little more cash than the Flyers gave up.
-The arbitrator that handled the case is Todd Bertuzzi's uncle.
-You have to understand that Lindros was the biggest prospect since Lemieux and Gretzky. All this talk of Ovechin and Crosby doesn't compare. Lindros was already bigger than a majority of the players in the league when he was a rookie, during his holdout he was playing with veterans for Team Canada and playing at their level physically. A player of his size, strength, and style of play at his age was unheard of.
-Something non-Flyer fans tend to forget: Clarke wasn't the GM at the time.
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