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11-07-2012, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by vadim sharifijanov View Post
re: the harvey/lindsay comment that big phil responded to: the key difference is one was for the benefit of all of the league's players. fundamentally unselfish move; both guys jeopardized their careers and almost certainly hampered their legacies (due to years not played with dynasty teams), for a greater good. lindros: 100% completely selfish. not for a second did he think of anyone but himself. the people of quebec lost their team, which almost certainly would not have happened if he'd stayed. but not his problem, right? he doesn't owe them anything.
You can definitely say that Lindsay more or less lost his career at that time. He was traded out of Detroit for no other reason than to be punished. Harvey eventually backtracked his opinion of a union. Harvey ended up dying without a penny to his name. You are right on the ball that Lindsay made the most unselfish move possibly even in NHL history. No one else put their neck on the line more than him.

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