The Leafs Sign Eric LindrosPublished by Toronto Mike on August 11, 2005 @ 20:21 in Toronto Maple Leafs
As expected, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Eric Lindros to a $1.55-million one year contract earlier today.
I love this deal. I still can't believe how low the price tag is for a player who, when healthy, is one of the best in the league and only 32 years old. Sure, with eight concussions under his belt, he's a gamble, but he's a gamble I'd take in a heartbeat. He was the fifth-fastest in NHL history to reach 500 points, trailing only Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Peter Stastny and Mike Bossy. I've loved his deadly combination of size and skill since he was an Oshawa General.
Suddenly, I'm excited about our team. If Lindros, Allison and Belfour stay healthy, ya never know...