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Buzz On Broad:
Chris Pronger spoke to the media Thursday for the first time since mid-November of 2011. Pronger called the press conference because he wanted to speak to the media about his situation and to answer questions about everything that has been going on.
It was thought that Pronger called the press conference to announce his retirement. When asked about it, Pronger denied announcing his retirement despite his concussion specialist saying that his career is done.
Pronger admitted to the media that his cognitive skills are "a little suspect at time" and added that the doctor says that he has "significant vulnerabilities that may or may not go away."
Symptoms continue to pop up from time to time. Pronger cannot run, ride a bike with his heart rate too high, or do anything where his body is moving fast without getting symptoms of light-headedness.
It seemed that Pronger feels confident and optimistic about getting healthy, despite the likelihood of him returning not being strong.
Pronger finished off his press conference with this quote to Lisa Hillary, "I'm just continuing to try to get healthy. Presently getting healthy. I'm not worrying about the other stuff."
Pronger's future is still in question. It is unlikely to see him in a Flyers uniform in the near future. But the main concern is not whether or not he can play, it is his own personal health.
BEST OF MAXIM
As late as Tuesday evening, the diagnosis on Matt Read was that he was healing, but would likely need three more weeks to heal after sustaining torn rib cage muscles February 20th vs. Pittsburgh.
Read, though, was eager to return to the Flyers, who could use the young Forward's skills as they try to fight their way into playoff contention. Read lead the team with 13 points...
So we went back and typed in " Claude Giroux, best player in the world," in Google:
Oh there is more. From Crossing Broad last playoffs:
Peter Laviolette took the praise just a bit further. Emphasis ours.
"Not only leadership but his game tonight was monstrous, it really was," said the coach. "...
from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers at the Philadelphia Daily News,
Pronger, 38, has understandably not addressed the media or the public about his ultimate career-ending eye injury until now. There isn’t much he’s allowed to say.
He gave his first interview to close family friend, Rogers Sportsnet analyst Dan Murphy in a two-part series which will air beginning...
Nick Grossmann scored the first Flyers' goal in their 6-5 win over the Penguins on Feb. 20. Grossmann's stauts for tonight's game is unknown after he suffered a groin injury in the Flyers' 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.
The last chapter in the Battle of Pennsylvania may have been the most exciting hockey game of the season. Back-and-forth action, hard-hitting...
After a week hiatus Wednesday Jam Edition: Timeout with Lavy is back and this week we will discuss, the impact Simon Gagne will bring to the Flyers, The Flyers Carnival, and preview/predictions for the Pens-Flyers game tomorrow. Let’s JAM! So as we all know Simon Gagne has returned to the Philadelphia Flyers via trade [...]
The Philadelphia Flyers host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight in yet another installment of hockey’s best rivalry. The last time these two met, the Flyers’ Jakub Voracek netted a hat trick in a thrilling 6-5 victory in Pittsburgh. These games have become must-watch affairs — fighting is mandatory, goaltending is optional and two-goal leads are really [...]The post Philly Fans...
from Randy Miller of the Courier-Post,
Afterward, Claude Giroux called it the worst loss in what’s been a disappointing season.
“Yeah, when you’re up 4-1, you gotta find a way to close the game up,” the Flyers captain said.
The Flyers built their big lead in a first period in which they outshot Pittsburgh 18-4, and in the process Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury...
It took a huge comeback and the Flyers disappearing for the final 40 minutes, but a win is a win is a win. The Flyers are usually on the good end of these ******** games, but tonight it was the Pens.
Recap in the A.M.
After just three full seasons with the Broad Street Bullies, center Claude Giroux was named captain, replacing grizzled veteran Chris Pronger.
Giroux joins a long list of Flyers great to covet the C. There’s even a former Bruin among those to once hold the title of Flyers captain. Can you name the former Bruins forward who also served as Flyers captain from 1984-89?
UGH IT'S AN AFTERNOON GAME! I ******* hate afternoon games man, they're the worst. I mainly hate them because the Bruins absolutely blow donkey balls in afternoon games. I'm not sure what it is, but they seem to never show up for these games. Hopefully, though, the fact that they're playing the Flyers changes everything.
You have to think that the Flyers...