Past is past as Eric Lindros and Bob Clarke set to be teammates in Alumni Game

Eric Lindros , who played for the Flyers from 1992 to 2000, will team with ex-linemate John LeClair again.
Eric Lindros , who played for the Flyers from 1992 to 2000, will team with ex-linemate John LeClair again.
Posted: November 23, 2011

A few weeks ago, Flyers icon Bob Clarke said he was looking forward to playing in the Winter Classic alumni game Dec. 31 and having Eric Lindros as one of his teammates.

The two had a very public feud before Clarke, then the Flyers general manager, dealt Lindros to the New York Rangers in 2001.

Clarke said the feud was over.

On Monday, in an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic, Lindros also said he was ready to move on.

Lindros, who said he has not been to Philadelphia in "a long time," acknowledged he was "disappointed" in how his Flyers career ended, "but that's in the past . . . There's going to be disagreements in life, and that's what the case was. But like I said, that's in the past. I'm really looking forward to seeing people I haven't seen in a while.

"It's going to be a blast."

The Flyers will face the Rangers in the alumni game at Citizens Bank Park.

Lindros will be joined in the game by one of his linemates, John LeClair. They did a segment with host Mike Missanelli on 97.5 because the two former stars and the radio station are teaming to raise money for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

On Dec. 15, Lindros and LeClair will take part in a charity luncheon for 150 people at Morton's Steakhouse in Center City. On Dec. 16, the two former all-stars will greet fans for a two-hour public signing at the Granite Run Mall in Media.

All proceeds will go to CHOP.

Lindros said he was excited to "give back to the community where I began my career. I have not set foot in Philly in a long time. This is a big deal for me."

He added that "CHOP has always had a special place in my heart" and that he was eager to "spend time with the kids" at the hospital.

LeClair, who still lives in the area, echoed the sentiments, saying he felt "fortunate to reunite with Eric for such a great cause."

Tickets to the luncheon with Lindros and LeClair go on sale next Wednesday on The Fanatic's website: www.975TheFanatic.com.


Contact staff writer Sam Carchidi at 215-854-5181, scarchidi@phillynews.com, or @BroadStBull on Twitter.

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