NHL Free Agent Market to Boast Big Names
Thu Jul 1, 0:44 AM
By The Associated Press
- Eric Lindros joined the free-agent market on Wednesday when the New York Rangers declined to pick up the $10.25 million option in the oft-injured center's contract.
When the hockey shopping season opens Thursday, the 31-year-old Lindros will be free to sign with any club. It is unlikely that Lindros will return to the Rangers, with whom he played the past three seasons after being traded by Philadelphia.
Clubs had until midnight EDT Wednesday to make qualifying offers to restricted free agents to keep their rights and prevent them from becoming unrestricted. Normally players need to be 31 before becoming unrestricted, but any not given qualifying offers are free to sign anywhere.
Eric Lindros should retire-he can not ever be the player he first came into the league as and that he is the only way he can be effective-nasty