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11-20-2005, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by reckoning
I`ve always been a firm believer that how good Eric Lindros was before the concussions has been unfairly erased from hockey history, but even I`m surprised at how high he ranks on those two lists.
I think that Lindros's high ranking on my lists is surprising, but defensible. During the first eight years of his career he scored around 1.4 pts per game (unadjusted) in a fairly low-scoring era. It's reasonable to think that he would have scored around 1.5-1.6 pts per game during that eight year stretch, had he been in a higher-scoring era. The next two years after that were pretty solid, 0.8 ppg in the dead puck era.

I also agree that Lindros's dominance has been largely forgotten. I wonder if he'll make the Hall of Fame. He probably doesn't deserve to, but with so many borderline (or worse) players making it in recent years, I think he will sooner or later.

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