Im not sure about this one... but Lindros was so dominant in his good years... was a pain in the *** to play against and terrific in the offensive zone. A big presence out there... he really was a true star, complete player.
I remember when Lindros was a good player, Koivu totally levelled him once*. It was beautiful.
*My memory is probably bad, and it was just a normal hit that knocked him off balance, but shhh.
I also remember that Lindros gave Koivu his first big hit to welcome him in the NHL. In his prime, Lindros was one of the most feared players in NHL history period. Not only he could beat u on the score sheet but he could also send half of your team to the clinic all in the same game.
Is Forsberg a future HOF?
If we can make a case for him, then I think a case for Lindros is perfectly reasonable.
You make a legitimate point there...
If you compare regular season point totals, Forsberg and Lindros are both at par with each other, though both their careers have been riddled with injury...
But Forsberg has acheived a lot more despite all the hockey years he's lost to injury...
He has an incredible 162 playoff points in 39 games...
1994-1995: NHL - Calder Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year)
1995-1996: Stanley Cup (Colorado)
2000-2001: Stanley Cup (Colorado)
2002-2003: NHL - Art Ross Trophy (Leading Scorer)
2002-2003: NHL - Bud Light Plus/Minus Award (shared with Milan Hejduk)
2002-2003: NHL - Hart Trophy (MVP)
2005-2006: Olympic Gold Medal (2006-SWE)
Based on that, if I had to choose between the two in the same year of eligibility, I'd pick Forsberg each and every time without even thinking twice...