bourdon is an absolute stiff. Marshall is a steady ahl dman. he has always been one of their top 3 dman. Not that that means much his game tranlates much better to the nhl than others. then again that also doesnt mean much. poor gus lol. At least they didnt try to call bart or walker up. Give it time though i suppose, holmgren is due to make a dumb perplexing move shortly. it seems like it has been to long.
I'm actually pretty psyched to see Bourdon. Don't have high hopes anymore, but I did at one point...
Marshall...not so much.
I have it the other way. I still have a little bit of hope for Marshall, d's take a little longer to develop usually, especially the stay-at-home kind. He continues to treat the puck like a grenade whenever I watch him play though. Bourdon I've given up on however. He is almost too slow for the AHL, I can't see how he's going to keep up in the NHL.
Still, glad they got the call instead of trying to get one or both of Walker/Bartulis through the waiver wire.
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren statement on Chris Pronger:
“Chris will have surgery on his left knee tomorrow afternoon. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Peter DeLuca. The procedure will clean out some loose particles that have given Chris some problems over the last month or so. We were hopeful that the time missed with a virus that Chris has been fighting would settle things down in his knee but after an examination yesterday, it was decided that the surgery is the way to go at this time. We expect Chris will be back playing in 4 weeks.”
Per Flyers' Official Facebook
Wow, Pronger is really falling apart.
Sad, I thought he would be another Lidstrom and play elite D to at least 40.