In light of last night’s announcement from the Philadelphia Flyers that Chris Pronger will miss the remainder of the season and playoffs because of severe post-concussion syndrome, Peter Laviolette made these comments before the start of their 4-3 victory in Montreal.
"It's really tough news about Chris. I think first and foremost we wish for him to have good health and anything after that I guess we'll sort it out.
It's hard to replace a guy like that. He plays 26, 27 minutes and there's no one individual in the organization that we can find somewhere and replace him."
He’s right. There isn’t. Fortunately, there’s a TSN panelist and former NHL head coach who’s willing to close his eyes, put an index finger to his temple and concoct a solution to this dilemma.
Here’s some genius courtesy of Marc Crawford’s official Twitter account:
“If I'm Paul Holmgren, I trade ASAP for Sergei Gonchar. Give them a young prospect the same age as their developing core players.” #MaybeSchenn