Thursday, June 01, 2006

Who needs Eric Lindros

It's one of those Open Secrets that Rod Brind'Amour was traded from Philadelphia to Carolina in part because of a personal matter which forced Bobby Clarke to decide between keeping a talented leader or a concussion-prone, er, "superstar."

For those who were wondering, Clarke demonstrated the GM skill and acumen that has consistently made his teams Stanley Cup contenders paper-favorites.

I won't be rooting for Carolina, who beat the former favorite tonight after dispatching the current favorite in the previous series. But it is nice to see Brind'Amour playing in a Cup final. And there is always the video of Scott Stevens meeting Lindros in open ice (a video that appears have disappeared from ESPN's archives, but which ranks with Randy Johnson and the pigeon or Rebecca-whatshername spelling "euonym" as great ESPN moments).

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