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08-09-2013, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by lancer247 View Post
Lindros' production is even more amazing when you consider the way the game was officiated. Guys would jam their stick into his belly and ride him down the ice like a ric-shaw (sp?).

If he played in this era with no obstruction Lindros may have killed several dmen on the forecheck with the speed he would generate. The guy hit like a freight train.
Then again, Lindros benefitted from that same level of officiating, as he would often turn around and clobber the rickshawer. For sure, the vast majority of GMs would opt for a super-sized power forward who could score, hit and fight. The one talent Crosby has way beyond Lindros' is puck-carrying; had Lindros been more aware on-ice, his career would have been a lot longer.

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