Don’t Call It A Comeback For Eric Lindros
The Philadelphia Flyers play the Carolina Hurricanes in a preseason game on Sept. 27. The Flyers are using the game to honor all the captains in their history. 14 of them will be there. One won’t. Lindros apparently has a “prior commitment”. No doubt it’s with a concussion.
Moran is disappointed that Lindros will not be there on the 27th. He does admit that the former captain had a falling out with the organization. That’s putting it mildly considering he was called out by GM Bobby Clarke for being soft. He almost died after losing about half his body’s blood volume due to a collapsed lung from internal bleeding of the chest wall. The team tried to make him fly after he was found in a tub “pale and cold” by teammate Keith Jones. It was independently confirmed that he would have died if he took the flight as the team wanted him to do.
Moran still thinks he should show up and be the better man. It may be about the fans but that’s quite a bit to forgive and forget. Lindros is lucky if he remembers to put on his pants before he walks out the door. What’s done is what’s done and for all we know, he might get booed or catch a cheesesteak in the head. Who knows what that would do to him. If you want to see the effects of multiple concussions, turn on NFL Match-Up and check Merrill Hoge. His inane ramblings and Vince Young obsession are sad to watch. We don’t want the same for #88. Let him go.
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