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12-16-2011, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by MountainHawk View Post
Honestly, I don't know if they really CAN replace Pronger long term. All the guy has to do is file retirement papers, and you are screwed if you replace it completely.
What is his incentive to file retirement papers?

If the Flyers replace him, they'll do so leaving room long-term for Pronger to return, or they'll leave themselves in position to make a move should return.

But if for some reason they didn't and they told Pronger "sorry, we can't let you return", where's his incentive to say he's OK and then retire?

If he just stays on LTIR:
-He gets paid
-The Flyers don't get screwed
-Pronger can't play

If he does retires:
-He doesn't get paid
-The flyers get screwed
-Pronger still can't play as he's the property of the Flyers

So... yeah.

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