Monday was seventh heaven for Eric Lindros. Lindros, in his seventh year of eligibility, was named to the 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame class today, along with longtime Montreal/L.A. goalie Rogie Vachon, famed Russian forward Sergei Makarov and former player/head coach Pat Quinn, who was inducted in the builder’s category after passing away two years ago. Known as “The Big E” during his playing days, Lindros was one of the most dominant power forwards in NHL history — yet it was his brief window of dominance that was often at the center of HHOF debates. When Lindros was healthy and in his prime, he was elite. He captured the Hart Trophy as league MVP in 1995, and was (at the time) the fourth-fastest
As the 2015-16 season ended for Milan Lucic it seemed highly unlikely he would leave the Los Angeles Kings for unrestricted free agency. “To be honest I really don’t have much interest into hitting the open market or hearing what’s out there because in my mind this is where I want to be,” Lucic said in late April after the San Jose Sharks eliminated LA in the first-round of the playoffs.