Originally posted on Buzz On Broad  |  Last updated 10/18/11

When the news was released that the Flyers would be hosting this season’s Winter Classic, the excitement and buzz it created was certainly noticeable. However, there are several other games being played on the rink at Citizens Bank, including a Phantoms against Bears matchup and an alumni game.

The alumni game may have just caught up to the Winter Classic game hype this evening for Flyers fans.

In an exclusive interview with Justin (@JustinTHW) at thehockeywriters.com, former Flyer great Eric Lindros confirmed that he has received an invite from Flyers’ GM Paul Holmgren to participate in the alumni game.

In the interview, Lindros talked about the current state of the NHL, his time with the Flyers, and possibly playing at Citizens Bank Park this winter. Lindros said he hasn’t talked to Holmgren since their initially conversation, but sounded excited when talking about the opportunity to possibly play with former teammates in Philadelphia.

“I talked with Paul Holmgren about a month or five weeks back and we chatted about it,” stated Lindros. “That’d be great if I could see Mikael Renberg again, and Johnny LeClair. I haven’t seen Johnny in a couple of years. That would be a lot of fun.”

Reuniting the “Legion of Doom” for a game in Philly would certainly draw a large audience in this market, and many are already excited about the possibility after The Hockey Guys broke the news late this evening.

Lindros also said he would be interested in doing charity work while he was in town, saying, “we could set up something along the lines where we could do something for CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), maybe have a lunch or do something along those lines. We could bring in hockey fans and chat a little bit about what we’re up to and sign a bunch of stuff.”

It seems like the former Flyers great, who scored 659 points in 486 games with the franchise, is more than willing to participate in the events this December and January at Citizens Bank Park. I think I speak for all Philadelphia fans when I say I hope he does, along with his fellow Legion of Doom members.

You can find Buzz on Broad Flyers beat writer on Twitter at @CJBurns215

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bruins prospect Subban fractured larynx from puck hitting throat

Report: Johnny Manziel showed up drunk at Browns practice

Greg Jennings: Ryan Tannehill wants more freedom

Cam Newton: ‘I’m on record as being a sore loser’

‘Emotional’ LeBron eager to face Kobe Wednesday

Steve Spurrier says he should have retired after 2014 season

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Joe Namath: Jets should take a look at Colin Kaepernick

Aqib Talib intentionally committed facemask during SB

Knicks have ‘real chance’ at Russell Westbrook

No. 1 Villanova reaches new heights under Jay Wright

Twitter, Facebook report engagement decline during Super Bowl

Steve Spurrier becomes special assistant to South Carolina AD

Mets will be present for two Royals’ WS ceremonies

Best and worst free agent signings of 2016 MLB offseason

McShay: Attending Michigan signing day a 'mistake'

Wofford sets NCAA 3-point FG percentage record

Phil Jackson reunion with Lakers possible?

Would it be smart for the Broncos to franchise Von Miller?

Ten storylines to watch heading into spring training

Seahawks release awesome Marshawn Lynch tribute video

WATCH: Alleged LeSean McCoy fight video surfaces

Daniel Bryan says goodbye to WWE during teary retirement speech

Paul George delivers great line about driving by Kobe Bryant

WATCH: Oklahoma beats Texas on Buddy Hield's 3-pointer

Andre Drummond hits 70-foot buzzer beater to end 3rd quarter

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

Did Beyonce almost fall down during Super Bowl halftime show?

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker