Audio: Eric Lindros Confirms He’ll Play in Alumni Game at Winter Classic

Kyle Scott - October 26, 2011

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Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back – at least – 2/3 of the Legion of Doom.

Eric Lindros told Greg Brady and Jim Lang on Fan 590 in Toronto this morning that he will, in fact, play in the Winter Classic:

"Yeah, Paul Holmgren gave me a shout about a month and a half ago, and we talked back and forth a little bit. I was real happy to hear his voice and to get the invitation and yeah, I told him a while back that I’d fly down and have some fun. I haven’t seen Johnny in a little while. I know they’re trying to get in touch with Mikael, I've been trying myself."

 

Last week, Lindros told the Hockey Guys that he spoke with Holmgren, but didn’t confirm his intention to play– he saved that announcement for Toronto radio.

Listen to his announcement after the jump. The full interview is here.

 

18 Comments

  • Zach October 26, 2011 at 9:15 am

    lets just hope for Big E’s sake that Darius Kasparitis isnt playing for the Rangers Alumni..

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  • Coombs October 26, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I just creamed in my pants

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  • Mca_mike October 26, 2011 at 9:28 am

    This is awesome. The Legion of Doom were pretty much my hockey baptism. They’re the guys I first identified with Flyers hockey as a kid.

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  • Cass October 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

    ^^
    Yeah I hear Scott Steven’s is looking for a pickup game too… Better bring that special mouth piece of yours.

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  • tim October 26, 2011 at 9:37 am

    this is too sweet

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  • E.T. October 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Tickets already purchased!!! Can’t wait!!!

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  • P October 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Any chance Hextall would suit up?

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  • Jimbo Thompson October 26, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Big n White!

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  • F A C E October 26, 2011 at 10:43 am



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  • Whatevs October 26, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I’ll believe it when i see it.. there is no doubt that there is still some very bad blood and unhealed wounds between Lindros and the Flyers organization(Ed Snyder). So i woudnt get too excited even though he says hes in.

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  • Fat Albert October 26, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Fences have been mended, both sides have moved on from it and have made peace with the whole thing. He’s playing.

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  • yup yup October 26, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I’m ready to see the Legion of Dooooom!

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  • F A C E October 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I failed to ask this question:
    Did Eric have to clear this with his dad, I mean agent, first?

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  • Deezy October 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Has anyone ever been concussed in a charity scrimmage before?

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  • JohnnyRockets27 October 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I’d really like to see Brind’amour come back and play too. But i guess if Big E’s playing they wouldnt want brindy to play. lindros might end up with another concussion. im really curious to see who else they bring back. Neil Little anyone???

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  • JohnnyRockets27 October 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I almost forgot….Bring back the Blackhawk Down Line too!!

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  • matt October 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Brind’amour was is and will forever be the unchallenged motherfuckin’ man

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  • Alexander August 10, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Nice post

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