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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 Wednesday night in Canada....
Pronger was struck in the eye on Oct. 24, 2011 against the Maple Leafs, when Mikhail Grabovski’s errant stick caught him. His reaction was not all that different from the one you saw Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, when Marc Staal writhed on the ice in pain. Pronger’s painful shrieks were audible from the press box, in an ultra-quiet Wells Fargo Center.
It was a sound you never forget as a journalist, one that still gives you chills. He never recovered from that stick to the eye, which may have resulted in an ocular-nerve concussion, and returned too soon.
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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...
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. "...
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I’m not sure what the Rangers’ Marc Staal ever did to the Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen, but I’m guessing Staal didn’t deserve this. And yes, I know it was a total fluke play. Timmonen wound up with a slap shot from just inside the blue line and the puck caromed off something in front of Staal before jumping up and getting him in the face. Staal was done in pain for nearly...
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
It can be easy to forget that Wayne Simmonds is still new to the goal scoring business.
After not once breaking the 20-goal plateau while a member of the Los Angeles Kings, Simmonds had an auspicious opening season with the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2011-12 season. His 28 goals were not only a career...
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...
A busted up NHL player posted pictures of his battered and bruised face after a fight during a game last week and — thanks to a follower's comparison — shows an uncanny resemblance to the Star Wars character Darth Maul — or more like Darth mauled.
Philadelphia Flyers rookie Tye McGinn got into a fight last Monday but by the looks of things he is still felling the pain...
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...
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.
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The New York Rangers (10-8-2) host the Philadelphia Flyers (11-11-1) at MSG starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
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