CHRIS PRONGER NEWS

Chris Pronger wouldn't have taken NHL job if it hurt the Flyers

Chris Pronger was playing in a golf tournament in St. Louis back in June when he just couldn't go on any longer. The 40-year-old former defenseman had been working out a lot, trying to see if he could get back into shape. He already knew he couldn't play hockey anymore. Not since he took a stick to the eye three Octobers ago and his life changed forever. He was diagnosed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Auio/Video- Chris Pronger On His New Job With The NHL

Chris Pronger joined Hockey Central at Noon to discuss his new position with the NHL.  
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The NHL Respond To The Chris Pronger Hiring?

from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News, What's the best way to bury embarrassing news in the hockey world? Send out a press release at 6:46 p.m. on a Friday, before a long, holiday weekend, that completely skirts the issues at hand. That's what the NHL attempted to do last week, with today being Thanksgiving in Canada, to complete their icky hiring...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger leads Player Safety

With the season beginning, the topics of conversation are all over the place. Some interesting ones from around the league include the Avalanche start (abysmal at best, someone really needs to start a Patrick Roy bail fund for when he loses it) and the shaky starts of some elite goaltenders (Jonathan Quick and Tuukka Rask), […] The post Chris Pronger leads Player Safety appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL announces Pronger’s player safety appointment

As expected, the NHL has announced that Chris Pronger is now a member of the department of player safety. The news that this would happen raised eyebrows because Pronger is still a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. A concussion ended his playing career in 2011, but he is nevertheless signed through the 2016-17 campaign. The Flyers get around his nearly $5 million annual cap hit...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What Chris Pronger Will And Will Not Do With The DOPS

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, He will not offer input on incidents involving the Flyers, just to be safe – just as Patrick Burke does not offer input on incidents involving Brian Burke’s team, the Calgary Flames. What about incidents involving other Metropolitan Division teams or even other Eastern Conference teams? Will his Flyers connection cloud his judgment? ...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-All-Star Pronger joins NHL's department of player safety

  Former All-Star defenseman Chris Pronger has joined the National Hockey League's department of player safety. NHL senior vice president for player safety Stephane Quintal made the announcement Friday. Pronger hasn't technically retired. The former NHL MVP is still being paid by the Philadelphia Flyers through 2017, even though he hasn't played in the league since 2011...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pronger joins NHL's department of player safety

NEW YORK (AP) Former All-Star defenseman Chris Pronger has joined the National Hockey League's department of player safety. NHL senior vice president for player safety Stephane Quintal made the announcement Friday. Pronger hasn't technically retired. The former NHL MVP is still being paid by the Philadelphia Flyers through 2017, even though he hasn't played in the league...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger Joins The Department Of Player Safety

NEW YORK (Oct. 10, 2014) -- Five-time NHL All-Star, two-time Olympic gold medalist and Stanley Cup champion Chris Pronger has joined the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety, NHL Senior Vice President Player Safety Stephane Quintal announced today. The second overall selection in the 1993 NHL Draft, Pronger ranked among the League's most decorated stars over...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger Hired By The NHL

Yesterday I wrote about the salary cap circumvention that Boston, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay have been able to commit by leaving players who are effectively retired on the longterm injured reserve.  I call these LTIR frauds.  Marc Savard, Chris Pronger and Mattias Ohlund haven't played an NHL game since 2011 and they will not be playing any NHL games in the future.  These...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger added to Department of Player Safety

Welp, it’s official: Chris Pronger has been hired by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. Nevermind that there’s an obvious conflict of interest – Pronger is still technically under contract with the Philadelphia Flyers – the NHL went ahead and hired him anyway. Pronger will remain on the Flyers’ long-term injured reserve, having not played […] The post Chris Pronger...
Via Two Pad Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger Joins Player Safety Department, League Implodes

Chris Pronger was recently hired by the NHL to join the league’s Player Safety Department. Wow. Really? Uh. No. Wait. Really? What's next? Announcing the new head of the NHL’s Driver Safety Department, Ray Charles! He’s not only blind, he’s dead! Perfect! I suppose hiring a guy responsible for so many injuries and damage over the years (dem elbows) might make the perfect...
Via Razzball Hockey
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pronger to work for NHL, stay on Flyers’ LTIR

Chris Pronger has been hired by the NHL according to reports. Pronger, 39 has been hired to replace Brian Leetch in the player safety department of the NHL’s front offices. It’s official: Chris Pronger has been hired to work for @NHLPlayerSafety. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 9, 2014 Yahoo’s Nick Costonika first reported the rumors on Wednesday that Pronger was...
Via Total Sports Live
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL ignores own rules, hires Chris Pronger to Department of Player Safety

The NHL hiring Chris Pronger to the Department of Player Safety is loaded with irony. Pronger, the man perhaps most well known for his physical/dirty play, his stomp of Ryan Kesler and continuous bouts with concussion-related symptoms, will slide into a role which will determine punishments for the dirty hits around the league. It's official: Chris Pronger has been hired to...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL ignores own rules, hires Chris Pronger to Department of Player Safety

The NHL hiring Chris Pronger to the Department of Player Safety is loaded with irony. Pronger, the man perhaps most well known for his physical/dirty play, his stomp of Ryan Kesler and continuous bouts with concussion-related symptoms, will slide into a role which will determine punishments for the dirty hits around the league. It's official: Chris Pronger has been hired to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger Now A Part Of The Department Of Player Safety

It's official: Chris Pronger has been hired to work for @NHLPlayerSafety. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 9, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

LTIR Frauds

Every season there is a push for teams to get below the salary cap. Some do so by placing players who remain on their rosters despite having not played an NHL game in years onto the long term injured reserve.  These are players who are no longer even trying to come back to play in the NHL but on paper they remain "active" players because it is better for their team'...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Line - Damien Cox

So one’s initial response to the news that Pronger, not yet retired but unable to play again, is interviewing for a position with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is to say, “Seriously?” Gales of laughter might then ensue when it was confirmed that, yes, he’s a candidate to fill the position left open by the departure of Brian Leetch. One all-star defenceman...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger may join NHL Player Safety; wouldn't rule on Flyers

NHL disciplinarian Stephane Quintal hinted last week some “big names” might join the Department of Player Safety. Well, how’s this for a big name? Chris Pronger. The All-Star defenseman and Stanley Cup champion has interviewed for a job in the DPS and is at the top of Quintal’s list to replace the departed Brian Leetch. He would be part of the team that analyzes plays,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bettman OK with Pronger getting shot at player safety job

  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman would have no problem with Chris Pronger working in the league's department of player safety even while the former defenseman is still on the Philadelphia Flyers' payroll. Bettman addressed the potential conflict Wednesday night while in Los Angeles to attend the champion Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony. Yahoo Sports reported...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bettman OK with Pronger getting shot at safety job

LOS ANGELES (AP) NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman would have no problem with Chris Pronger working in the league's department of player safety even while the former defenseman is still on the Philadelphia Flyers' payroll. Bettman addressed the potential conflict Wednesday night while in Los Angeles to attend the champion Kings' Stanley Cup banner-raising ceremony. Yahoo...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Evening Line - Larry Brooks

Re Chris Pronger & NHL Dep't Player Safety: This is not difficult. He is a Flyers' employee. He is on Flyers' roster. End of discussion. I know, maybe Brandon Dubinsky can fill in working for Dep't of Player Safety while he's on IR. -Larry Brooks via Twitter. added 6:06pm, also from Brooks.. This just in: Bobby Clarke is one of the refs...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Pronger in mix for NHL player safety job

The Department of Player Safety has some vacant positions left to fill even as the season is set to begin. New vice president of player safety Stephane Quintal is actively looking for and interviewing candidates for those spots. According to Nick Cotsonika of Yahoo! Sports, among those interviewed: former all-star defenseman Chris Pronger. Per Cotsonika's report, Pronger is...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

So What Do You Think Of Chris Pronger Joining The Department Of Player Safety?

from Nick Cotsonika of Yahoo, The All-Star defenseman and Stanley Cup champion has interviewed for a job in the DPS and is at the top of Quintal’s list to replace the departed Brian Leetch. He would be part of the team that analyzes plays, participates in hearings and gives input to Quintal, who makes the final decisions. Pronger would be a controversial choice for two...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pronger offers guidance to towering Samuel Morin

The Flyers have struggled to assemble a Stanley Cup-caliber defense since losing Chris Pronger, but they have some promising defensive prospects that they hope will someday play key roles in a lengthy playoff run. Among them is Samuel Morin, who is easy to identify given that, like Pronger before him, he towers over his competitors. Morin stands at 6-foot-7 and has gotten up to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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