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from Joe Pelletier of Greatest Hockey Legends,
Pronger's physical prowess allowed him to play seemingly half the game. He was a mainstay on both the power play and penalty kill units, and often double shifted at regular strength. Not only was he a game breaking defenseman but he was arguably the top shutdown defenseman of his era. He always played against the top forwards every night. None of his near 28 minutes a night were easy.
The most amazing thing about Chris Pronger, in my estimation, was his ability to control the pace of the game. Late in his career he was criticized for being too slow or too old. It did not really matter, as he could read the ice and the flow of the game as well as anyone in the modern era. He seemingly slowed everything down and then when he lulled everyone to his desired level he'd shoot a bolt of lightning into the game, often in the form of a dagger-like pass for a quick break. Old timers tell me the only player that they saw control t...
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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. "...
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...
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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...
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...
In case you forgot why the Penguins-Flyers rivalry is considered the best in the NHL, this game was an exciting reminder. The Penguins came back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat the Flyers 5-4 at the Wachovia Center, Thursday night. The Flyers dominated every facet of the game in the first period, intiating contact, out shooting the Pens 18-4, and outscoring the Pens 4-1. Jakub Voracek...
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.
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The most important week of the Philadelphia Flyers (11-12-1) regular season continues tonight with a clash against the archrival Pittsburgh Penguins (15-8-0). Tonight's game at the Wells Fargo Center starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be televised locally on CSN Philly and nationally on NHL Network.
This is the third of four meetings between the teams this...
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...