A question was recently brought up on if there are any NHL prospects that resemble the Big E.
There are not, no question about it.
His combination of size, speed, and skill may never be seen in the NHL again. Before the 2000-2001 season he was quite easily the best player in the league for a number of years.
How he never won a cup is beyond me. It’s a shame his career was cut short with injuries.
Although the game is getting a lot bigger and more gritty since the 2004-2005 lockout, I highly doubt we see someone with Eric Lindros’ physical attributes and talents ever again. There will be another Crosby but there most likely won’t be another Lindros.
A lot of pundits always complain about the Philadelphia-Quebec trade but looking back at it it was a good tradeoff.