>Lindros has talent. He is a huge guy who hits and fights and scores. He is the
>most talented player on his team. he is also a very dirty player with an ego
>toward his "masculinity" that cost his team a very important game vs. the
>Rangers, and cost his team the series vs. Florida last year. He has yet to
>produce in the playoffs, and although he plays a very physical style, he gets
>injured constantly. Don't ask for sympathy for his injuries. His constant high
>sticks and ridiculous cross-checking and charging is every bit as pitiful as
>Lemieux's hit on draper, and anything Ulf, Kaspar, or any other "dirty" player
agree, for the most part with you here.
>He is a goon.
whoaa!! are you talking brett or eric?? how do you define a 'goon'? for the
past 25 years i've thought a 'goon' was a player of modest ability that
can fight, intimidate, and protect his own players well enough to earn a
spot on the team. you know, the ones that deal with splinters on the
bench until they get the little tap on the shoulder once or
twice a period...
by my definition some examples of goons would include gino odjick,
sandy mccarthy, toe dimi/tie domi, dave ***ko, ogie ogilthorpe,
stan jonathan,kim clackson, jimmy mann, nick fotiou (sp),
dave shultz (perhaps the best ever), etc etc.
your definition of a goon would include messier, gordie
howe, larry robinson, darryl sittler, wendel clark, and any other
talented player that could 'fight' or was 'dirty'.
>Talented, yes. He's still a goon.
no he's not. he may be a whiner and dirty, though.
>Thanks for listening. Have a nice day. :-)
you too, but remember:
'dirty' does not equal 'goon', as far as i know.