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WHOM WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE?
Kostya Kennedy
March 05, 2001
ERIC LINDROS C FLYERS
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March 05, 2001

Whom Would You Rather Have?

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ERIC LINDROS C
FLYERS

The former MVP would be the best player in almost any trade Philly makes to unload him—including last week's aborted deal that would have brought the two Toronto players and the draft pick to the Flyers. Yet Lindros, 28, hasn't played regularly in more than a year, and his history of concussions is so ominous that his lawyer, Gord Kirke, said on Feb. 21, "Sitting out this year wouldn't be the worst thing for Eric's health."

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NIK ANTROPOV C, DANNY MARKOV D, NO. 1 DRAFT PICK
MAPLE LEAFS

At 21, the 6' 5", 205-pound Antropov has the potential to become an imposing two-way pivot, but after a strong rookie year in 1999-2000 he underwent knee surgery and through Sunday had only four goals in 33 games this season. Markov, 24, is an excellent puck-moving defenseman but is sidelined with a back injury that worries the Flyers. Given the Leafs' record (28-21-10-4), the 2001 draft pick will likely be a mid-rounder.

The Verdict: A healthy Lindros can dominate, but his career could end with one hit. Toronto's package isn't overwhelming, but we'll take it.

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