Pyrrhic Victory?

Pyrrhic Victory?

At 6 ft. 5 in. and 225 lbs., Eric Lindros shoots a puck like a cannon and hits opponents like a freight train. As such, the 19-year-old Canadian junior and Olympic star qualifies as a franchise player, which is how at least three National Hockey League teams have treated him since he was the No. 1 draft selection in 1991. But Lindros, from Ontario, refused to play for the team that picked him, the league-lagging Quebec Nordiques, triggering a legal brawl that pitted the Philadelphia Flyers against the New York Rangers. An arbitrator ruled Philadelphia the winner, but at a hefty...

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