Tuesday, January 16th, 2018


NBC Sports Philadelphia Looks Back at Life and Career of Eric Lindros in “The Case for 88”

Coverage of Jersey Retirement Ceremony Airs Thursday Beginning at 6:30 p.m.


PHILADELPHIA- (January 16, 2018) –  As the Flyers get ready to retire Eric Lindros’ jersey,  NBC Sports Philadelphia looks back at Eric’s life and career as a Philadelphia Flyer.  In addition to live coverage of his jersey retirement ceremony during Thursday’s game, NBC Sports Philadelphia will air “The Case for 88,” a look back at his storied career.

Earlier today, John Boruk posted a story to on Eric’s coming full circle in Philadelphia: Eric Lindros Coming Home

Lindros will have his No. 88 jersey retired on January 18, making him only the sixth player in Flyers history bestowed with such an honor. NBC Sports Philadelphia will have complete coverage of the ceremony. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. and can be streamed through or through the NBC Sports App.

The Case for 88

From the drama around him being drafted, the chaos surrounding his trade from the Nordiques to the Flyers, to his up and down career with the team, and ultimately his trade to the Rangers, “The Case for 88” covers it all. Lindros also reflects on his return to the Flyers during the 2012 Winter Classic Alumni Game, and his induction into the Flyers Hall of Fame in 2014.  We’ll hear from team executives and former players including former Flyers President, Jay Snider, former Flyers GMs Bob Clark and Russ Farwell, and teammates John Leclair, Mark Recchi and Keith Jones during the one-hour retrospective.

“The Case for 88” will air on the following dates and times

NBC Sports Philadelphia

Wednesday, January 17: 10 p.m. (Premiere)

Thursday, January 18: 11 a.m. & Midnight

Saturday, January 20: 5 p.m.

NBC Sports Philadelphia+

Wednesday, January 17:  2 a.m.

Friday, January 19: 9:30 p.m.

Preview here: The Case for 88