Monday's announcement that Eric Lindros would be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame came as a bit of a surprise for Flyers fans, while spurring debate for the hockey community at large. Some may argue that a player of Lindros' caliber does not belong in the Hall just yet, while others may suggest that his induction is long overdue.
There's little doubt that when one thinks of Lindros' 13-season NHL career, memories of him in the Flyers uniform are what come to mind. Whether or not it was the prolific offense alongside John LeClair and Mikael Renberg on the Legion of Doom line, or the physical punishment he inflicted upon opponents on a nightly basis, his Flyers tenure is best remembered. For a while in the mid-1990s, it was Eric Lindros' world -- we just happened to be living in it.
Flyers fans can debate Lindros' Hall of Fame qualifications until the cows come home, but the end result is still a pleasant surprise. But because Lindros is a new member of the Hall, should the Flyers provide him with the ultimate honor of retiring his famed No. 88?