The next season was shortened by strike. Lindros began the season by taking classes at the University of Western Ontario, where he practiced with the university's hockey team. After the strike was settled, Lindros had his best year as a professional. He had the most points in the NHL with seventy (tied with Jaromir Jagr). He was also named captain of the team. With teammates John LeClair and Mikael Renberg, he played on the Legion of Doom line. In the playoffs, the Flyers made it to the Eastern Conference finals where they lost to New Jersey Devils—who eventually won the Stanley Cup. Lindros won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player, and almost won the scoring title.
By this time, Lindros was regarded as a great player with a long career ahead of him. Teammate Shawn Antoski told Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated, "There's no one else in the league who's capable of scoring 50 goals and using you as a speed bump." Lindros was seen as having a mean streak and a chip on his shoulder, qualities which appealed to the Flyer fans who had the Broad Street Bullies in the 1970s.
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