November 14, 2016
2016 has been many things, and one of them is the year when ‘90s Philadelphia sports icons got their long-deserved due. Allen Iverson became a Hall of Famer back in September, and on Monday night, Eric Lindros was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
No. 88 was a tad more succinct than A.I., but he found a way to thank a lot of people in a little under eight minutes: Flyers fans, his parents, his wife and children, and the Legion of Doom (John LeClair and Mikael Renberg were both in attendance) were some of the notable shout-outs.
But for me personally, there were two highlights:
1. Lindros has spoken about this before, but it’s great to see how much he still loves hockey today, regularly playing pick-up hockey in Toronto. For a Hall of Fame talent, his career wasn't always the easiest.
2. And at the end, Lindros brought out his brother Brett onto the stage for an emotional moment.
“Brett played on the island [New York Islanders] and we always had a dream of playing together,” he said. “And unfortunately it didn’t come through but I would like to close this chapter of my life with you beside me.”
Watch the whole thing here:
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