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Eric Lindros' first game

I came across a tape of Eric Lindros' first game: a 3-3 tie in Pittsburgh against the defending Cup Champs -- opening night 1992-93.

Some notes of interest:

It was ESPN's debut NHL broadcast (or so it was worded that way). Tom Mees, Al Morganti and Bill Clement in studio. Jim Schoenfeld and Gary Thorne broadcasting.

If Hall of Fame careers were made by one game, then Dominic Roussel would be inducted. 42 saves, including stopping Mario Lemieux on a shorthanded breakaway and stoning Jaromir Jagr who made an incredible fake on Shawn Cronin.

Brian Benning was tossed for spearing Lemieux.

Lindros' first NHL goal came 31 seconds into the third period to make the score 3-2 Pens.

Flyers trailed 3-1 after 2 and were thoroughly outplayed by the Pens, then two early third period goals tied the score and an apparent 4-3 lead, about a couple of minutes later, was wiped out after about a six-minute video review (Gary Thorne mentioned that the NHL suggested 2-2:30 minute reviews) even though Ron Hoggarth called it a goal. Close call, Brent Fedyk nudged the puck in with his forearm.

Preseason picks: Bill Clement said the Rangers would win the Patrick Division "by a mile." They finished in last place. Preseason odds listed on screen had the Rangers as 4-1 odds to win the Cup and favorites in the Patrick.

The talent level of Lemieux was amazing, incredibly brilliant; he scored 46 seconds into the game. We all know that but to revisit it is well

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made his lone appearance ever for the Flyers; 1 of just 2 NHL career games.

Flyers lineup: 29 Carkner, 19 Benning; 44 Cronin; 26 Gord Hynes; 2 Yushkevich; 3 Galley; 15 Doug Evans; 22 Butsayev; 11 Kaspar; 41 Mulvenna; 12 Paslawski; 88 Lindros; 8 Recchi; 18 Fedyk; 20 Dineen; 17 Brind' Amour; 25 Acton; 21 Brown; 33 Roussel (Beauregard backup).


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what a dreadfull lineup.

anyway, those were the good old days of Lindros' career - running around with reckless abandon. Would love to revisit some of those old games - even though we were a horrible team.

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I used to have that tape as well, Dont know where it is now thou. But yeah that team then was not very good. Thats what we got thou for sending half our team to Quebec/Colorado for Lindros

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Flyers lineup: 29 Carkner, 19 Benning; 44 Cronin; 26 Gord Hynes; 2 Yushkevich; 3 Galley; 15 Doug Evans; 22 Butsayev; 11 Kaspar; 41 Mulvenna; 12 Paslawski; 88 Lindros; 8 Recchi; 18 Fedyk; 20 Dineen; 17 Brind' Amour; 25 Acton; 21 Brown; 33 Roussel (Beauregard backup).
What a terrible roster. I don't even remember Gord Hynes, Mulvenna, Paslawski, or Doug Evans. Thankfully so I guess.

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His style of play brought me to my feet everytime I was watching.

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What a terrible roster. I don't even remember Gord Hynes, Mulvenna, Paslawski, or Doug Evans. Thankfully so I guess.

Mulvenna played 2 NHL games, 1 in the prior season with Pittsburgh.

Evans was picked up that day (or week) on waivers from Boston (training camp cut). He spent seven season with the Blues and Jets.

Paslawski played for six teams in 11 seasons, mainly with the Blues.

Hynes played in 53 games over two seasons with Boston and the Flyers. He was on the ice in the first goal of the game (not sure if Lindros got a point) with Fedyk, Recchi, Lindros, and Carkner.

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Mulvenna played 2 NHL games, 1 in the prior season with Pittsburgh.

Evans was picked up that day (or week) on waivers from Boston (training camp cut). He spent seven season with the Blues and Jets.

Paslawski played for six teams in 11 seasons, mainly with the Blues.

Hynes played in 53 games over two seasons with Boston and the Flyers. He was on the ice in the first goal of the game (not sure if Lindros got a point) with Fedyk, Recchi, Lindros, and Carkner.
Well I knew there was a reason I don't remember them. Sadly I do remember Terry Carkner, Dominick Roussell, Tommy Soderstrom, Brent Fedyk (Crazy 8s!), Gilbert Dionne, et al.

If any of you ever think the Flyers should, at any point, tear down and start anew... remember those early Lindros years, because that's what you'd get. Minus the Lindros.

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i'd have no problem tearing down and building again because we actualy have some prospects to build around - more than one, too. After the Lindros trade, the cupboard was absolutely bare and Farwell's drafts were horrible as well. Plus, there wasn;t much talented youth on the team to begin with. There was nothing to build around.

At least now we have Carter, Richards, Pitkanen, and Niitymaki who all seem to be top flight, everyday NHLers. Couple that with Ruzicka, Umberger, Sharp, and Seidenberg and you've got some great young depth (who knows...Rosie or Umberger may even be better than that). Add to that an already south-of-30-years-old core of Gagne, Johnsson, Markov, Zeus, Radio, and Esche and I think we've got quite a good, young team

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Well I knew there was a reason I don't remember them. Sadly I do remember Terry Carkner, Dominick Roussell, Tommy Soderstrom, Brent Fedyk (Crazy 8s!), Gilbert Dionne, et al.

If any of you ever think the Flyers should, at any point, tear down and start anew... remember those early Lindros years, because that's what you'd get. Minus the Lindros.

What could have helped the Flyers that season was Mark Howe re-signing but he went onto Detroit that summer. Though they finished in fifth place, they were just four points from a third place finish. Also, their intra-division rivals were so strong those years -- the Stanley Cup champs from 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995 all came from the division(s).

Mulvenna only played because Andre Lomakin was injured for the opener. Lomakin came back and Mulvenna..... into the record books.


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What could have helped the Flyers that season was Mark Howe re-signing but he went onto Detroit that summer. Though they finished in fifth place, they were just four points from a third place finish. Also, their intra-division rivals were so strong those years -- the Stanley Cup champs from 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1995 all came from the division(s).

Mulvenna only played because Andre Lomakin was injured for the opener. Lomakin came back and Mulvenna..... into the record books.
Yeah, but they finished that close to third because they had Lindros, a player that comes along only so often. You tear down and start anew, you're not getting a Lindros like player to build around. The Flyers could afford to because they had the cornerstones of cornerstones at the time.

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