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03-22-2010, 10:06 AM
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Pronger and the Norris

PHILADELPHIA Jimmy Watson never won it.
Neither did Mark Howe or Eric Desjardins.

In fact, in the 42-year history of the Flyers no
defenseman ever has won a Norris Trophy as the
best blue-liner in the NHL.

That could change this season.

In the midst of one of his best statistical seasons,
Chris Pronger has gained widespread support as the
game's best all-around defenseman.

"There are a handful of guys you could say that
about every year," said Flyers defenseman Matt
Carle, Pronger's defense partner. "He definitely puts
himself in that position year in and year out."

At 35 years old, Pronger ranks among the top
defensemen in several key categories.

The veteran has had one of his finest seasons and could garner another Norris Trophy.

PHILADELPHIA - Earning consideration for the Norris Trophy as hockey's best defenseman is nothing new for Chris Pronger.

The Flyers' backliner has won one - 1999-00 - and been a finalist a number of other times.

At 35, Pronger is still going strong. In his first season with the Flyers, he's put together one of his finest campaigns.

He's tied for third among NHL defensemen with 52 points (the first Flyer defenseman to hit the 50-point plateau since Eric Desjardins in 1999-00), third in plus-minus (plus-22) and third in ice time (25:54).

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