Eric Lindros: 3 Reasons He Should Be Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
Eric Lindros should be the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Granted, his off ice actions have always put a stain on the man, but not the player.
When voting someone into the hall, I don't think off-ice actions should really be considered; it is all about what happened on the ice.
His international and NHL stats certainly merit an induction.
Here are the three main reasons Eric Lindros deserves his spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame.
As always, feel free to comment with your opinion.
He Changed the Game
Eric Lindros changed the game of hockey.
He was the first towering offensive threat that could beat you up on the scoreboard and on the boards.
He was one of the first big men with skill.
Lindros, for the most part, paved the way for Milan Lucic, and to a certain extent Todd Bertuzzi.
Remember this is not the NHL Hall of fame, this is the Hockey Hall of Fame.
So international hockey should be considered.
Lindros has 38 points in 36 games during men's competitions. These include the 1992, 1998 and 2002 Olympic Games.
He has also scored 42 points in just 29 junior international competition games.
These are Hall of Fame numbers, no doubt.
Lindros has been over a point per game in every aspect of his career: international competition, NHL, Junior, NHL playoffs and junior playoffs.
Any player that is above point per game status with a lengthy career is deserving of induction.
As a comparison, Lindros has an NHL career 1.14 points per game, Cam Neely a player with a similar style of play and a spot into the Hall of Fame, has a career 0.95 points per game.
That should be reason enough for Lindros to earn a place in the Hockey Hall of fame.