Anybody know is Lex Luthor can still skate?
The Legion of Doom is back, as Eric Lindros has announced that he is hoping to reunite with linemates John LeClair and Mikael Renberg during the alumni game at this season’s Winter Classic in Philadelphia.
The line earned its famous nickname from the three players’ physical play and their ability to score goals. But this time, they would be using their powers for good, not evil.
“Johnny and Mikael and I are trying to put something together for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,” Lindros told Toronto radio station 590 AM, “[to] try to raise some money for them and try to incorporate that.”
The three haven’t played on the same line (officially) since they split up in 1997, when Renberg was traded away. During their time together, the trio combined for 666 points and 305 goals in parts of three seasons.
Lindros hasn’t played for the Flyers since 2000, but will return to the city where he played eight seasons for the game.
“[Flyers general manager] Paul Holmgren gave me a shout about a month and a half ago and we talked back and forth a little bit,” said Lindros. “I was real happy to hear his voice and get the invitation.”
It remains to be seen if the Rangers alumni will be as excited to see the trio reunited as Lindros is.