HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Metropolitan Division > Philadelphia Flyers
Notices

Chris Pronger: (Interviewed at Flyers' practice on March 4, 2014)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-02-2012, 08:24 AM
  #51
Hockeypete49
How you like me now!
 
Hockeypete49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: South Jersey
Country: Isle of Man
Posts: 4,326
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
On Hot Stove they said Pronger only lasted 2 periods at the game and he isn't doing well but doesn't want to retire yet.
I saw that also. That did not sound good at all.

Hockeypete49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-02-2012, 07:08 PM
  #52
GKJ
Global Moderator
Entertainment
 
GKJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Do not trade plz
Country: United States
Posts: 107,621
vCash: 6115
Quote:
Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
On Hot Stove they said Pronger only lasted 2 periods at the game and he isn't doing well but doesn't want to retire yet.
That's why you can't dream to much when it comes to concussions. He showed up at a game and people started to feel like "well...maybe he can come back at the start of the season!" Have to wait them out.

GKJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-02-2012, 08:08 PM
  #53
MsWoof
Registered User
 
MsWoof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,495
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by GKJ View Post
That's why you can't dream to much when it comes to concussions. He showed up at a game and people started to feel like "well...maybe he can come back at the start of the season!" Have to wait them out.
Even if a player comes back, 3 months later they might be out again. James Reimer is having symptoms again and he came back in January from his concussion

MsWoof is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-02-2012, 08:11 PM
  #54
King Forsberg
21 68 88 16 44 28
 
King Forsberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Country: United States
Posts: 5,010
vCash: 300
If the Flyers were to win the Cup I would love nothing more than for Bettman to say Chris Pronger come get the Stanley Cup. Prongs skates out with his jersey on lifts the cup and hands it to Kimmo.

One can dream.

King Forsberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-02-2012, 08:27 PM
  #55
duffy9748
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,147
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timonen View Post
If the Flyers were to win the Cup I would love nothing more than for Bettman to say Chris Pronger come get the Stanley Cup. Prongs skates out with his jersey on lifts the cup and hands it to Kimmo.

One can dream.
That would be awesome. I assume the other players would be on board but it certainly would be odd.

duffy9748 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-02-2012, 10:28 PM
  #56
BernieParent
HFB Partner
 
BernieParent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Montreal, QC
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,488
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timonen View Post
If the Flyers were to win the Cup I would love nothing more than for Bettman to say Chris Pronger come get the Stanley Cup. Prongs skates out with his jersey on lifts the cup and hands it to Kimmo.

One can dream.
Then he lifts Bettman and hands him to Holmgren.

BernieParent is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-02-2012, 10:44 PM
  #57
Brostradamus
LegionOfDoom Reunion
 
Brostradamus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Dub C
Country: United States
Posts: 630
vCash: 500
Bettman telling any Flyer to come get the Stanley Cup would be almost as uncomfortable for him as it was for Colin Campbell to watch Clarke and the boys carry the cup.

Brostradamus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-03-2012, 02:35 PM
  #58
DrinkFightFlyers
Grave Before Shave
 
DrinkFightFlyers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NJ
Country: United States
Posts: 11,727
vCash: 50
Send a message via AIM to DrinkFightFlyers
Just talked to my uncle who lives up in the Adirondacks near where the Phantoms play. Said he saw Pronger hanging out at a local brew pub over the weekend. He had a beer with him and Pronger told him he has a "long, long recovery" ahead of him.

DrinkFightFlyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-03-2012, 02:44 PM
  #59
shipwreck
HFBoards Sponsor
 
shipwreck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Country: United States
Posts: 1,551
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
Just talked to my uncle who lives up in the Adirondacks near where the Phantoms play. Said he saw Pronger hanging out at a local brew pub over the weekend. He had a beer with him and Pronger told him he has a "long, long recovery" ahead of him.
Sad to hear that

shipwreck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-03-2012, 02:48 PM
  #60
Prongo
Beer
 
Prongo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: philadelphia
Country: United States
Posts: 12,692
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
Just talked to my uncle who lives up in the Adirondacks near where the Phantoms play. Said he saw Pronger hanging out at a local brew pub over the weekend. He had a beer with him and Pronger told him he has a "long, long recovery" ahead of him.
At least he was out

Hard to put stock in these stories, but I hope he gets back. If he doesn't improve we are stuck in a incredibly difficult situation with the salary cap and his contract

Prongo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-03-2012, 02:57 PM
  #61
Juicy Couturier*
CannonGoBoom
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Philly Area
Posts: 4,910
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Juicy Couturier*
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hextall89 View Post
In the event the Flyers win the cup, who lifts it first? Giroux? Kimmo? Briere?
It usually goes by seniority, time with the team, or whether or not they have won the cup before.

I think it would go Kimmo, Briere, Bryz, Jagr, Giroux, Hartnell, Coburn, Carle then it might get random.

Juicy Couturier* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-03-2012, 03:01 PM
  #62
Juicy Couturier*
CannonGoBoom
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Philly Area
Posts: 4,910
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Juicy Couturier*
Let's just pray that they new CBA rewords the +35 contracts so that if players retire due to injury that the cap hit is removed. I'm sure the NHL doesn't feel that it's ideal for the league to have players to sit on LTIR for years, especially star players like Pronger. It would be weird to look back and see that Pronger didn't get into the HoF for 10+ years after his last game was played. The same thing could happen to other players too and I'm sure the NHL doesnt like that thought.

Juicy Couturier* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2012, 07:47 AM
  #63
RyK15*
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,878
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hextall89 View Post
In the event the Flyers win the cup, who lifts it first? Giroux? Kimmo? Briere?
Has any team ever won a Cup without a guy wearing the C?

RyK15* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2012, 11:20 PM
  #64
invictus
Registered User
 
invictus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 14,677
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BernieParent View Post
Then he lifts Bettman and hands him to Holmgren.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kryb View Post
Has any team ever won a Cup without a guy wearing the C?
Bruins did back in the day, can't remember the year.

Just a Pens fan coming by to check on his status. Pronger was always one of those guys I loved to cheer against. His attitude and demeanor were great for the game. It isn't really the same without him on the ice and I hope that, if nothing else, he recovers to the point that he can have a normal, happy, healthy life!

invictus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2012, 11:32 PM
  #65
ranto
Rookie User
 
ranto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Country: United States
Posts: 6
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by invictus View Post



Bruins did back in the day, can't remember the year.

Just a Pens fan coming by to check on his status. Pronger was always one of those guys I loved to cheer against. His attitude and demeanor were great for the game. It isn't really the same without him on the ice and I hope that, if nothing else, he recovers to the point that he can have a normal, happy, healthy life!

I found this thread: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...d.php?t=483801

The Bruins did it twice without a C in '69-'70 and again in '71-72.
Attached Images
File Type: png Picture 1.png‎ (13.1 KB, 4 views)

ranto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-20-2012, 07:24 PM
  #66
MountainHawk
Registered User
 
MountainHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Salem, MA
Country: Vanuatu
Posts: 12,771
vCash: 450
Not much news, but interesting article from Bruce Arthur at the national post.

http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/...medium=twitter

Quote:
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.”


Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 04-20-2012 at 10:26 PM.
MountainHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-20-2012, 09:26 PM
  #67
flyersjamminontheone
In Claude we trust
 
flyersjamminontheone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Brandon, Friendly MB
Country: Canada
Posts: 487
vCash: 500
A friend of mine golfed with Prongers brother in law in Phoenix, my buddy asked him (after some small talk) if pronger is a good golfer, he replied "yeah when he only sees one fairway". For his health alone, I hope the big guy can heal up and enjoy life after hockey.

flyersjamminontheone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-21-2012, 12:06 AM
  #68
End of Line
Moderator
Human After All
 
End of Line's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Country: United States
Posts: 19,072
vCash: 500
Pens fan in peace.

I was actually going to ask someone how Pronger was doing, thankfully I found this.

I really hate to see someone go through this, I really do. Me personally, I've been dealing with PCS for 13+ months now and it's hell, it really is. So I can understand what he's going through. I was just cleared for light exercises and I have a hard time doing them. I was told that I'm most likely going to deal with a headache 24/7 for a couple years before it goes away. I really hope he makes a strong recovery and is able to have a enjoyable life outside of hockey.

__________________

"I don't know what the stronger emotion would be, the joy of winning or the pain of losing"-Sidney Crosby.
End of Line is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-21-2012, 12:15 AM
  #69
GoneFullHolmgren
def. hockey FAIL
 
GoneFullHolmgren's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Somewhere in NH
Country: United States
Posts: 29,793
vCash: 50
I really dont have much hope in Pronger coming back. If he does great. If not I hope the guy can lead a normal life with his family.
I would like to seem him come back just so he can go out on his own terms. Nobody should have to go out like Pronger may have to. Primeau and Lappy before him. It really sucks.
Not sure if Pronger has had any conversations with Primeau or Lappy about what hes going thru. It has to be frustrating as hell.

GoneFullHolmgren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-21-2012, 12:16 AM
  #70
Justified
Moderator
Sack Holmgren &Amaro
 
Justified's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 26,737
vCash: 673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mantis Toboggan MD View Post
Pens fan in peace.

I was actually going to ask someone how Pronger was doing, thankfully I found this.

I really hate to see someone go through this, I really do. Me personally, I've been dealing with PCS for 13+ months now and it's hell, it really is. So I can understand what he's going through. I was just cleared for light exercises and I have a hard time doing them. I was told that I'm most likely going to deal with a headache 24/7 for a couple years before it goes away. I really hope he makes a strong recovery and is able to have a enjoyable life outside of hockey.
hope you get better with your recovery, and as far as Pronger goes. He should just retire, he has a lot of his life to live and he is already an all time great player with nothing else to prove.

Justified is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-21-2012, 12:23 AM
  #71
End of Line
Moderator
Human After All
 
End of Line's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Country: United States
Posts: 19,072
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justified View Post
hope you get better with your recovery, and as far as Pronger goes. He should just retire, he has a lot of his life to live and he is already an all time great player with nothing else to prove.
Thanks.

End of Line is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-21-2012, 07:14 AM
  #72
markzab
Registered User
 
markzab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA.
Country: United States
Posts: 4,324
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to markzab
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justified View Post
hope you get better with your recovery, and as far as Pronger goes. He should just retire, he has a lot of his life to live and he is already an all time great player with nothing else to prove.
He should just stay on LTIR, for a couple reasons.

markzab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-09-2012, 06:59 PM
  #73
MiamiScreamingEagles
Global Moderator
A Fistful of Dollars
 
MiamiScreamingEagles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 38,950
vCash: 1383
Since there'll be a progress report likely issued tomorrow (Thursday), this thread is getting a bump.

MiamiScreamingEagles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-09-2012, 07:06 PM
  #74
TyrannoMeszarosRex
Humanoid
 
TyrannoMeszarosRex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kuwait
Country: Scotland
Posts: 289
vCash: 500
Hope it's good news

TyrannoMeszarosRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
05-09-2012, 07:34 PM
  #75
Justified
Moderator
Sack Holmgren &Amaro
 
Justified's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 26,737
vCash: 673
Personally I dont see Pronger coming back. I know from all reports he wants to play but he is still pretty young in life and he has a bunch of young kids. He is probably a top 15 defenseman of all time and at his peak was one of the most game changing players ever. He has nothing else to prove, and I wish him a healthy recovery.

Justified is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.