In Other News: Rich Guy Burns Money For Fun

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Amidst all of the Philadelphia Eagles are the Second Coming of..(well, whatever pick-up team Jesus picked at recess and used to smite the 4th grade) was the news that Eric Lindros has declined an invitation to join all of the Flyers’ other captains in a historic pre-season game to be held at the soon- to-be-demolished Spectrum.  Yes, this was Big E’s big chance to stand in front of his former fans and hope for his 2005 Buckner moment, when all is forgiven.  Way to stiff a fanbase, 88.  It’s pretty unlikely that’ll ever happen now-

WHOA WHOA WHOA HERE COMES SCOTT STEVENS WATCHOUT!!!

Just kidding.

You know who else has got to be pissed?  How about every teammate who donned the orange and black alongside him during his captaincy years (1994-2000)?  Clearly, one of the perks of being the captain was that someday they might knock down the arena your team once won the Cup in, and it’s possible they’d invite the captains to stand at center ice one last time as a tribute to the team’s legacy.  I can come up with a half-dozen deserving guys that would have gladly been captain because they wouldn’t turn down a fucking invitation to be remembered greatly.

So while you mourn a memorial service for someone who died weeks ago, we’ll all be after the jump offering invitations to your old teammates, one for each year you wore that C.

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Looking Back from His Lawn Chair of Doom

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As the Flyers’ fan on the MYFO bench, it makes the most sense for me to take the shift that commemorates Eric Lindros’ retirement from hockey.  However, I just don’t have the energy or the actual interest to do so.  So rather than pretending to skate hard on this one (think Jagr-on-the-Captials), I’m going to take MYFO’s look back on the Big E in a different direction.  After all, every other blog will talk about his career with Philly, his fall out with Bobby Clarke, his limited success after leaving the Orange and Black, and how so much potential went to waste over a 13 year career.

We’re going to pretend it never even happened.

I’m not suggesting a world where Eric Lindros never played in the NHL.  That’s silly.  With so much hype coming out of juniors, it would be impossible to pretend that he never made it to the pros.  Unless the Oshawa Generals enforced military rule after bad games.  That would have rocked.  Even as a teen, he was one unneccessary roughing minor from being on the receiving end of a locker room Code Red.  The question I pose today, to uh, myself, is as follows:

What if Quebec traded Eric Lindros to the New York Rangers?

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I'm so lonely…

I'm so lonely...As I peek out from the bombshelter I’ve carved out for myself to shield from the Penguins fans without a sense of humor, or the ability to read entire paragraphs (I said they were going to re-sign existing teammates, d-bags. Read thoroughly next time), I’m going to be taking a look at the UFAs that remain unsigned. Join me after the jump as we look at those ugly girls left dateless for the prom so far.

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I’m so lonely…

I'm so lonely...As I peek out from the bombshelter I’ve carved out for myself to shield from the Penguins fans without a sense of humor, or the ability to read entire paragraphs (I said they were going to re-sign existing teammates, d-bags. Read thoroughly next time), I’m going to be taking a look at the UFAs that remain unsigned. Join me after the jump as we look at those ugly girls left dateless for the prom so far.

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