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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers prospect Dillon Simpson aims to follow in footsteps of famous father

If he was Chris Pronger Jr, or Dany Heatley II, Dillion Simpson might be a little nervous about stepping into the Edmonton Oilers organization. But he doesn’t see any issues with being Craig Simpson’s kid. “That was something I talked about with my dad and the Oiler guys going into the draft,” said the 21-year-old defenceman, who told them he didn’t have any problem with...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hextall 'tried a number of things' to move Flyers up

Throughout Thursday night and right into Friday afternoon, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall was trying to do what the Flyers do best: “We tried a number of things over the past few days and nothing came to fruition,” Hextall said. “You do anything you can to make the team better. And if at any point we’re going to trade up, yeah we’ll trade up.” Do something to top...
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June 28, 2014  |  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...
March 26, 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

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

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

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...
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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

Coburn, Meszaros on the Trading Block

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Flyers News NHLTags: Adam BurishAndrej MeszarosBraydon CoburnCarolina HurricanesEdmonton OilersEric BelangerJoey LaleggiaMark StreitMartin GernatThe Philadelphia Flyers made official on Friday evening defenseman Mark Streit’s four year, $21 million contract that was previously reported almost two weeks ago. With Streit on the books, the Flyers now...
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

A Trading Problem In Philadelphia

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News, Asking the Flyers to not get in on the action is like asking 95 percent of all hockey cards not to depreciate in value. It’s in their DNA. It’s what they do. Unfortunately, evidence suggesting constant roster turnover isn’t the ideal way to construct a Stanley Cup-winning product continues to mount. But it looks as if we’re in...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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