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06-18-2013, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by CharlieGirl View Post
You're right. No one could have expected an immediate career ending injury.

However, Pronger had a string of far less serious injuries in the few years leading up to that and, as a 37 year old defenseman playing upwards of 20 minutes a night, it's not a stretch to say the chances of more injuries were high. It just goes with the territory when you're dealing with players over 35 years of age.
yup I made the same point..

People have short memories..Pronger was starting to break down with all sorts of injuries and he even said he didn't understand what was going on and was frustrated.

I understood real well what was going on...age progression! You can't stop it no matter how much you think you take care of your body as Snider and Holmgren would repeatedly say.

Pronger would be still playing if he didn't get that freak injury but maybe on avg 50 games a season....

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