I didn't realize it was a sin to not to play in Quebec. He did what He thought was best for His career.
yes, he did what his parents thought was best. You can say there is nothing wrong with this, and it's true he may have been manipulated, but the fact remains that he is pretty rare in his outright refusal to play for a team. If you want to put the word sin in quotations, be my guest. But the negative perceptions about Lindros are definitely there.
Absolutely no doubt he belongs in the HHOF though.