Why did Lindros not want to play for Quebec?

Why did Lindros not want to play for Quebec?

Lindros, naturally, was the obvious first pick in the 1991 NHL entry draft, but did not want to play for the Quebec Nordiques, who owned that pick. It was less about the culture and the city as it was about co-owner Marcel Aubut and whether they could maximize Lindros' marketing potential in that market. Jan 18, 2018

What did the Flyers give up for Eric Lindros?

After a week-long arbitration process, the result was the biggest trade in NHL history, which saw Lindros' rights awarded to the Flyers in exchange for six players (Steve Duchesne, Peter Forsberg, Ron Hextall, Kerry Huffman, Mike Ricci and Chris Simon), two draft picks and $15 million.

Why did Brett Lindros retire?

Playing career Lindros was drafted in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, 1st round, 9th overall by the New York Islanders. After suffering a series of concussions, he was forced to retire on May 1, 1996 due to post-concussion syndrome after playing only 51 NHL games.

Who was better Lindros vs Forsberg?

Both Forsberg and Lindros played 13 NHL seasons and a little over 700 games; during that time, Lindros was the better goal-scorer (372 vs. 249), but Forsberg was the better playmaker (636 vs. 493) and had slightly more career points (885 vs. Dec 6, 2019

Who traded Wayne Gretzky?

On August 9, 1988, the unthinkable happened. The Oilers traded Gretzky to the LA Kings. The trade was Gretzky, Marty McSorely (D) and Mike Krushelnski (C/LW), for Jimmy Carson (C), Martin Gelinas (LW), the Kings first-round draft picks in 1989, 1991 and 1993, along with $15 million in cash. Jan 26, 2022

Why did Gretzky retire?

Gretzky says he accepted his retirement decision the moment he announced it in the final week of the 1998-99 season; he played his final NHL game on April 18, 1999, with the Rangers. "The fact I can't do it, it kills me," he says of continuing to play, "but I've got peace of mind because it was time to move on. Oct 1, 2021

Who won 84 Stanley Cup?

1984 Edmonton Oilers The Edmonton Oilers became the first of the four former World Hockey Association clubs to win the Stanley Cup. They did so by dethroning the four-time defending champion New York Islanders.

Who owns the Kings hockey team?

Los Angeles Kings City Los Angeles, California Colors Black, silver, white Media Bally Sports West KCOP-TV (My13) iHeartRadio KTNQ 1020 AM Owner(s) Philip Anschutz and Ed Roski 17

Who did the Flyers get for Giroux?

forward Owen Tippett Claude Giroux was traded to the Florida Panthers by the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Philadelphia received forward Owen Tippett, a first-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft or 2025 NHL Draft, and a third-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft for the forward. Mar 19, 2022

How many concussions did Eric Lindros have?

Eric Lindros Philadelphia's infamous number 88 had at least eight concussions — the most notable resulting from a Scott Stevens open-ice hit in the 2000 playoffs — prematurely ending what had the potential to become one of the greatest careers in NHL history. He won the Hart Trophy as league MVP in 1995. Jan 21, 2017

Did Wayne Gretzky's brother play in the NHL?

Brent Gretzky (born February 20, 1972) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, and the brother of Wayne and Keith Gretzky. He briefly played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Who is Eric Lindros his brother?

Lindros has one brother, Brett, and one sister, Robin. Lindros' younger brother Brett played for the New York Islanders and retired early on May 1, 1996, due to post-concussion syndrome.

Who won the Lindros trade?

The Flyers The Flyers eventually won Lindros with an offer that included Peter Forsberg, Mike Ricci, Chris Simon, Steve Duchesne, Kerry Huffman, Ron Hextall, and two first-round picks. The trade led directly to two Stanley Cups, but not for the Flyers. Jul 6, 2021

Did Eric Lindros ever win a Stanley Cup?

One of the most anticipated young players to never make it huge, Eric Lindros also never won a Stanley Cup championship. He was the OHL's all-time leading scorer, passing Bobby Orr in the process. Had Lindros not been hindered his entire career by concussion and injury problems, he might have been higher on the list.

What did the Rangers offer for Lindros?

In 1992 the New York Rangers made a bold move, offering a king's ransom for the rights to the best prospect in hockey, Eric Lindros. May 5, 2020