Former NHL player and referee Paul Stewart has a new column up on the Huffington Post about his officiating days. It's peppered with excellent anecdotes, none better than one involving Eric Lindros, then a rookie for the Philadelphia Flyers, being a spectacular prick.
There are plenty of decade retrospectives happening everywhere right now (including here), but we'd also like you to participate. Tell us about the best game you've seen in person this decade. Mine: Game 7, 2000 NHL Eastern Conference Finals.
We remember, when Eric Lindros first came into the NHL, someone describing him as the type of special player who will be measured "not by the number of All-Star appearances, but by the number of championships won." Well, he made six All-Star teams and never won a title. One suspects people were expecting more.