W Emerson Etem (2010, 29th overall, Anaheim)
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10-31-2011, 05:11 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Originally Posted by
Pronger singlehandedly carried the Flyers to the cup finals his first year there. He was at a PPG this year until his fluke injury and since he's been out the Flyers D has looked considerably worse. He's still a top 5 defenseman in the league, he just needs some luck on his side as far as injuries go.
Singlehandedly? Uhhhhhhhm. Okay. Maybe I exaggerated a bit. But saying Pronger SINGLEHANDEDLY took the Flyers to the finals is a bit of a stretch. Pronger is going into a BIT of a decline IMO. Not saying he's disappeared into an abyss.
My reasoning for what I said (and please bear with me, I was in another time zone, tired as hell) is his game hasn't really matched the contract he's recently received. In my eyes (and I have been watching Pronger) he isn't the same guy we had here in Anaheim, and TO ME he simply doesn't look as good.
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