One of the great traditions of the NHL Winter Classic is the alumni game, as old farts and the recently retired join together to skate in an open-air stadium to the delight of anyone who remembers when the game is on.
When Citizens Bank Park was identified as the location for the 2012 Winter Classic, one question loomed large over the Philadelphia Flyers alumni homecoming: Would Eric Lindros be a part of it?
There's been a little bit of bitterness between franchise and player through the years. Like when accusations that the team "was trying to kill" Lindros by putting him on a plane with a collapsed lung were flying a decade ago. Yeah … that bitter.
But it sounds like a Lindros appearance at the Winter Classic is in the works. Justin Johnson of The Hockey Writers has a solid interview with Lindros — including some concussion and player safety-related questions — and asked about the Classic:
Q: There have been some rumors going around in Philly that you've been invited to play in...