I remember going to see the great Eric Lindros back in 1997. The thing about Lindros is that he redefined the archetype of a hockey player. No one had seen a big, “hulk like” force that could also gracefully skate, shoot and score the way Lindros could. He destroyed people, too. In his early years, he was, in every sense of the phrase, a beast. I remember the crowd going crazy every time he checked someone into the boards and also every slap shot he took. He was one of the 10 best hockey players I have ever seen up close.