One of the most prolific players in Flyers history is Eric Lindros. From his infamous arrival in 1992 to his rather unceremonious exit in 2000, Lindros’ career was always shadowed with controversy. Here is a look back at the trade saga that brought him to Philadelphia and his career.
In the 2000 Eastern Conference semi-finals against Pittsburgh, the Flyers fell into a hole and were one mistake away from facing the near-impossible 3-0 deficit. An unlikely hero emerged and gave the Flyers some life. When the Flyers evened the series up in an all-time classic game, all momentum had shifted for good. The Flyers rolled back at home and finished off the series in six games.
In the end, the Flyers 2000 Eastern Conference Final appearance against the Devils marked the turning of a page and end of an era and another crushing defeat in the Flyers pursuit to end a Stanley Cup drought that has spanned another 20 years since this series.
That frustration appears to have made its way up to the broadcast booth, or at the very least, has been picked up by the (active) microphones in it. After taking the ice against the Blues on Monday — ultimately a 3-0 loss — NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Jim Jackson and Keith Jones were overheard with some sharp criticisms of the team they’re tasked with watching.
NHL on NBC analyst and former Boston Bruins enforcer and head coach Mike Milbury poked the bear and woke it….