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Chris Pronger (Hired to work for NHL Player Safety, Oct. 9, 2014)
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04-20-2012, 08:24 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Salem, MA
Not much news, but interesting article from Bruce Arthur at the national post.
PITTSBURGH — It was cold that day in Winnipeg, really cold, and the Philadelphia Flyers didn’t have many places to go, so if you were in the same hotel you saw them everywhere. The mall beneath the Fairmont hotel, at Portage and Main; the Earl’s down the street, where a group of them lined the bar for dinner, eating with their backs to the crowd. And the most recognizable one was Chris Pronger, wearing a tan overcoat, tall and lean, his back unnaturally straight, his blond hair slicked back. He seemed to be leading the pack.
That was the last time, though. Pronger played an afternoon game in Winnipeg on Nov. 19 and has not played since. His concussion was deemed so severe that the club ruled the future Hall of Fame defenceman out for the season in December. So as the Flyers entered Game 5 of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night — a series where defensive play had been aspirational, and not much else — Chris Pronger wasn’t even an apparition floating over the proceedings. His symptoms, when they are reported, sound slow to improve.
“I can say that he’s probably had some good days, where three or four months ago he wasn’t having very many good days,” says Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, who talks to Pronger once or twice a week. “We want to see Chris recover because he has two young sons and a young daughter and a beautiful wife, and those are the most important things in his life. And if he plays again for us, then good.”
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