The last time we saw Chris Pronger, he was attending a regular-season game at the Wachovia Center with Ed Snider in a luxury suite on March 24th. I remember sitting at my favorite watering hole watching the game when Pronger’s image flashed across the screen and he waved to the crowd. Many feared that the wave was symbolic for goodbye that night.
Earlier this week, another eruption in the twitterverse (I am seeing a trend here lately) said that a large moving van was at the Pronger residence moving Chris and his family out and heading them off to St. Louis. Speculation ran rampant and led to rumors of Pronger’s retirement from hockey.
The speculation isn’t so outlandish, as Pronger’s career has been put in serious jeopardy because of post-concussion syndrome that he has been suffering from since at least November.
After taking an inadvertent stick to the eye on October 24th at the hands of Toronto’s Mikhail Grabovsky, Pronger missed several games. He returned briefly in November for...