Blues claim team-record 52nd victory

The Blues defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in front of 16,146 at Scottrade Center on Thursday, becoming the winningest regular-season team in the 46-year history of the franchise. The victory also pulled the Blues even in points with Boston atop the NHL standings. They have played one less game than the Bruins. With its 52nd victory, the club (52-17-7) climbed over the 1999-2000...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Revisiting the Carter/Richards trades

On Monday the Philadelphia Flyers suffered a loss to the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings feature two former polarizing Flyers on their roster: Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. Nearly three years ago, Richards and Carter wore orange and black and had long-term deals with Philadelphia tucked in their back pocket. On June 23, 2011, both their lives and the state of the Flyers’ roster changed...
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Blues have ‘important’ goal — win Presidents’ Trophy

Awarded annually to the top finisher in regular season, the Presidents’ Trophy has always been a weird one in NHL circles. While it’s a great accomplishment and all, it significantly pales in comparison to the Stanley Cup and, therefore, rarely gets spoken of in terms of something teams really want to win. But the St. Louis Blues are changing that. “Our goal was to lead the...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Pronger, NHL Journeyman: Life after hockey

Sean Pronger saw his professional hockey career start under the auspices of an NHL lockout for the 1994-1995 season. And that's the way it came to a close in the 2004-2005 season. His final season playing hockey was for the Frankfurt Lions of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. And it was anything but an adventure. "I went over there thinking I was going to play five or six more...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top NHL Olympians

from Sean McIndoe of Grantland, With a small handful of exceptions, throughout almost all the 20th century, players had the opportunity to lace up in either the NHL or the Olympics, but not both. But that equation changed in 1998, and now that we’ve had 16 years of the top NHL stars participating in the Olympics, plenty of guys have had the chance to shine on both stages....
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Future Hall Of Famer Chris Pronger Is Effectively Retired

I like to write career retrospectives when players that I think will make the Hockey Hall of Fame retire.  In today`s case, Chris Pronger isn`t actually officially retired but he is almost certain to never play another game in his career.  His general manager Paul Holmgren is on record saying that Pronger is very unlikely to ever play again.  Today I am deciding to treat him as...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Flyers admit Pronger is done

What the hockey world has long feared seems to be closer than ever to reality. In a report by The Hockey News on Monday, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said, "I'll say it, Chris is never going to play again. I have no problems saying it." "Chris" is Chris Pronger, one of only two men to win both the Hart and Norris Trophies (Bobby Orr...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger Will Never Play Again

Sikids.comSB Nation- Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will never play hockey again, manager Paul Holmgren confirmed in an interview with Ken Campbell of The Hockey News.Despite everyone already knowing Pronger's career was over, the team has never openly acknowledged that fact previously. There have been insinuations about Pronger looking to get healthy and...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Holmgren: Pronger will never play again

Chris Pronger suffered what would eventually lead to a career-ending injury on October 24, 2011, against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Pronger played in just five games following the injury. It has been almost two full years now since Chris Pronger suffered the injury that derailed his career. The stick of Mikhail Grabovski hit Pronger square in the face around his eye, leading to...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger will ‘never play again’

The issue of head injuries in sports has really exploded over the past decade. With all of the new information we have involving the sensitivity of injuries and how to diagnose concussions, head injuries has become a hot topic relative to sports. The NHL is no stranger to head injuries and if you are looking for a prime example of a player who’s career was completely de-railed...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Give Final Update on Pronger

Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger was a fan favorite despite a short tenure in Philadelphia. His leadership, grit, and physical play all appealed to Flyers fans, and his defensive presence has surely been missed on the Flyers’ blue line. The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell wrote a piece on Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger, which included several quotes from Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. Perhaps...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Holmgren confirms Chris Pronger will never play hockey again

Chris Pronger has been removed from hockey since 2011. After a series of surgeries, post-concussion syndrome and an eye injury, the hockey world knew that Pronger's playing days were over. However, hope endured that Pronger might somehow return due to the fact he has never officially announced his retirement.  Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren has confirmed what we all expected...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Holmgren: Chris Pronger will never play hockey again

Chris Pronger has been removed from hockey since 2011. After a series of surgeries, post-concussion syndrome and an eye injury, the hockey world knew that Pronger's playing days were over. However, hope endured that Pronger might somehow return due to the fact he has never officially announced his retirement.  Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren has confirmed what we all expected...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Holmgren: Chris Pronger is "never going to play again"

It’s difficult to miss Chris Pronger even when he’s wearing a suit and tie instead of hockey equipment. That’s largely because he’s so big but he’s also loud and boisterous and draws a crowd. Draft day 2013 was no different. Even though Pronger was behind the barrier separating teams from everyone else he came to the front of the area to share his thoughts with anyone who...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Fans Aren’t Being Very Nice To Chris Pronger On His Birthday

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger turned 39-years old on Thursday. The Flyers wished the defenseman a happy birthday on the team’s official Facebook page, and fans took it as an opportunity to air some grievances they have with the veteran. Pronger hasn’t played an NHL game since 2011, when took a stick to the eye and started suffering from post-concussion symptoms...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s Chris Pronger’s 39th Birthday Today

When Chris Pronger was acquired in 2009 and signed a 7-year deal with the Flyers, big things were supposed to happen. They very well could have if not for a career-ending string of concussions for the 6′ 6” blue-liner. While he only played one full season and parts of two others in Philadelphia, fans fell in love with him. His presence is obviously missed – no more is there...
Via Fightin For Philly
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Ever wonder why using LTIR isn’t ideal? Here’s why…

By now, thanks to Chris Pronger, most Flyers fans are familiar with Long Term Injured Reserve (LTIR); at least at a high level. If you aren’t, I wrote this LTIR explanation many moons ago. The one thing I want to reiterate this morning, the day the NHL opens its doors, is that LTIR is not a good thing. It is not the same as cap space, and it is far from ideal. From that earlier...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Around the Net October 1, 2013: Opening night for NHL hockey!

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Welcome to the 2013-2014 NHL season and although our Flyers don’t play until tomorrow against Toronto, the start of the NHL season is a reason to celebrate. The fastest game on ice is back. Rule changes The NHLPA has approved hybrid icing for this season: ...
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

3 Quick Hits On A Friday Night

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers, What does Paul Holmgren have up his sleeve? It doesn’t take a mathlete to understand that the Flyers are currently over the NHL’s $64.3 million salary cap with Chris Pronger on the roster. Pronger will not play again, but the Flyers must retain his salary cap hit on their roster for the first day of the season before he...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Panaccio: First Week Look Back

An interesting week for concussions as they pertain to the Flyers: 1) Mark Alt gets one in Virginia during a rookie game against the Washington Caps rooks but is fine two days later and goes through rest of camp without a hitch; 2) Chris Pronger confirms that while he may look and seem better, he is still dogged by headaches and balance issues if he does anything on the ice...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Pronger returns, but not the way he wants

It was only a couple weeks ago that injured defenseman Chris Pronger was last on the ice. He wasn’t playing. He was just skating with his two sons and his daughter. For a guy who’s a sure-fire Hall of Famer it didn’t go well. “Moving in a straight line slowly was OK” Pronger said. “You start turning and spinning and things like that and you get lightheaded and dizzy...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Pronger Considered A Player, Can He Also Be A Scout?

from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly, Chris Pronger walks a fine line between working for the Flyers in a scouting capacity and sitting in on meetings with management, all the while being a dues-paying member of the NHLPA. Such is the life of a former player, struck down by post-concussion syndrome, and living between two worlds -- permanently disabled player and club scouting...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cleary headed to Flyers

he Flyers have apparently found their third-line left winger. Daniel Cleary told the Detroit Free Press "I'm going to Philly" late Monday night. Cleary 34 an unrestricted free agent who is regarded as a great leader is expected to join the Flyers on a tryout contract. He probably won't sign until the Flyers gain cap space by putting Chris Pronger on the LTIR list...
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Add Cleary

The Flyers signed F Daniel Cleary to a three year deal on Monday. The deal cannot be made official until the end of the month, as the Flyers are over the salary cap until Chris Pronger is placed on the LTIR. The deal, as reported by USA Today, is worth $2.75 million over three years. Cleary became the odd man out in Detroit, where he’s played since 2005, after the Red Wings signed...
Via Flyers Faithful
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Timing is Everything: Maximizing LTIR Benefits

The choice between two slightly nuanced alternatives could have significant effects on how much the Flyers can utilize Chris Pronger’s LTIR exemption to the salary cap. (Photo by Travis Golby/NHLI via Getty Images) By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) The Philadelphia Flyers have undergone more than a few changes in philosophy and direction throughout the past several seasons...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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