Happy 40th Birthday, Eric Lindros

Happy 40th Birthday, Eric Lindros

Ah, to be born on of Feb. 28 or March 1 and not have to fake your birthday like those weird Feb. 29 kids. This guy knows what we're talking about.

Anyway, Happy 40th Birthday, Eric Lindros. The Big E is over the hill.

In honor of the occasion, SI's Extra Mustard crew has put together these eight pictures of a young Lindros mostly lounging around, save for when he's water skiing and receiving the Hart trophy.

Watching two-thirds of the Legion of Doom skate at Citizens Bank Park during last year's Winter Classic alumni game — on a line with Mark Recchi, no less — you can't deny there was a thought in your head, that even though they were playing a bunch of old dudes, "maybe these guys can still play."

Then again, it was good just to see that Lindros and the organization had buried the hatchet — and not in each other's foreheads. As two of his former defenseman said after the game:

“There was really no difference,” Desjardins said, of skating again with No. 88. “We just give him the puck, and he does the rest.”

“He looked happy,” Therien said. “He looked like something was put to bed.”

Good times.

Here's E nearly killing Andreas Dackell and a couple other videos for your enjoyment. Best part is him looking pissed off afterwards and basically telling the Ottawa bench to go F itself.

Favorite or least favorite Lindros memory? (Game 7 against the Devils we know, we know, we know, we know.)

Leave 'em below:

Report: Kings called Flyers about bad goalie Steve Mason

Report: Kings called Flyers about bad goalie Steve Mason

Dealing with injuries in their crease, the Los Angeles Kings called the Flyers to check in on the availability of bad goalie Steve Mason, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Kings starter and otherwise really good goalie Jonathan Quick is out up to three months with a groin injury, while backup Jeff Zatkoff is currently on injured reserve with a groin injury too.

Before eventually brining in former Predators and Coyotes goaltender Anders Lindbach, Los Angeles called around the league to see if any teams might be able to help them find a replacement for Quick. Mason was one of the potential candidates, Friedman said, but Mason's $4.1 million cap hit couldn't fit into their cap situation. Plus, the Flyers don't have any cap flexibility, either.

Mason is 4-2 with a 2.77 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in six games this season.

Sixers fan ejected for flipping Russell Westbrook the double bird

Sixers fan ejected for flipping Russell Westbrook the double bird

Get this guy season tickets! (Just kidding, we don't endorse this kind of behavior and almost don't find it funny at all)

A man who if you were kind of drunk could almost look like Larry Bird's second cousin was ejected from the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night for showing a bit of negative emotion directed at Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.

Kids, if you're reading at home, stop....

earmuffs ** He flipped him the double bird ** earmuffs

The fan was later removed from his seat and probably told to act like a decent human.