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11-24-2004, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by GoCoyotes
On a side note, is it possible for a player in the mold of Eric Lindros to have a longer lasting career as dominant as he was playing that style of hockey? That game has to take a toll on his body, and while you can't blame the injuries that have hurt him most on it, it still makes me beg the question. The power forwards game is often sidelined by injuries, and barring concussions I wonder how long Lindros would have continued to be a top 5 player.
I think power forwards can have long and successful career, but it does take more of a toll on the body than playing like a Joe sakic for example. Instead of a 20 year career, it might be more along the lines of 15 years.

Without the concussions Lindros still would have missed his 8-20 games a year, with various other injuries, but IMO he would have been among the games very best for 12-15 years.

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