June 25, 2010 |
What: 2010 NHL entry draft Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles When: Round 1, today, 7 o'clock; Rounds 2-7, tomorrow, 1 p.m. TV: Versus for all 7 rounds FLYERS PICKS: First round: Property of Anaheim Second round: Property of Los Angeles. Third round: 89th overall Fourth round: 119th overall Fifth round: 149th overall Sixth round: 179th overall Seventh round: 209th overall Sent to Anaheim on 6/26/09 in trade for Chris Pronger. . Sent to Los Angeles on 7/1/08 with Denis Gauthier.
June 4, 2007 |
The Anaheim Ducks have shown they can survive a playoff game without one of the NHL's most feared defensemen in the lineup. Now they will have to prove they can prevent a turnaround in the Stanley Cup Finals without Chris Pronger, who was suspended for one game yesterday by league disciplinarian Colin Campbell for a flagrant elbow to the head of Dean McAmmond during the Senators' 5-3 victory in Game 3. Pronger will not dress tonight for...
March 6, 2006 |
Carolina left wing Erik Cole will miss at least the rest of the regular season with a compression fracture in a vertebra in his neck caused when he was driven headfirst into the boards by Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpik during a 7-5 Hurricanes victory Saturday. Cole, 27, tied for second on the team in scoring with 60 points, will be out at least 6 to 8 weeks - a major loss for the team with the NHL's best record. Carolina has not ruled out Cole returning for the playoffs, which begin in mid-April.
October 15, 2009 |
Chris Pronger has only been in Philadelphia a few months and he already notices a difference between Philly fans and Dodgers fans in Orange County, Calif. Pronger would know. He spent the last three seasons with the Anaheim Ducks. "It's certainly different," Pronger said. "Philly fans are very passionate about their sports teams. They really take to them. " Pronger saw the fans in Orange County, a non-traditional hockey market in Southern California, at their best and worst.
April 14, 2011 |
ED BARKOWITZ THERE ISN'T a team in the Eastern Conference that the Flyers can't beat. And, as they showed in their struggles against lowly Atlanta, there isn't a team they can't lose to, either. The inconsistency is maddening, but this team undoubtedly responds when it must. The most significant response will need to come from rookie goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who was yanked in the regular-season finale. Nobody in the East has been better than Buffalo recently, so this won't be a quick, first-round walk like last season, when the Flyers disposed of New Jersey in five.
May 21, 2013
When the Flyers pick No. 11 in the first round of the June 30 NHL draft, here are some players who may be available: Darnell Nurse, D, 6-foot-4, 195 pounds He plays an aggressive, gritty style and models his game after Chris Pronger and Shea Weber. His offense is improving. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, 6-2, 189 The righthanded-shooting Finn plays with a nasty edge; he is regarded as a solid two-way defenseman and would be a nice consolation prize if Nurse is gone.
May 28, 2010 |
ASK RETIRED Flyers defenseman Ed Van Impe if he sees any of himself in the team's current standout backliner, Chris Pronger, and he offers a qualified yes. "Probably a little bit," Van Impe, 70, said from his home in British Columbia. "I used to take pride in my defensive play, in taking care of my own end and clearing out the front of the net so the goaltender can see the puck. Chris is like that, too. " But Van Impe, a member of the Flyers' 1974 and '75 Stanley Cup championship teams, is honest enough and realistic enough that he won't say that Pronger's abilities are a mirror image of his own. "Believe me, Chris Pronger is light years ahead of me in terms of overall ability is concerned," Van Impe said.
September 19, 2013 |
The Flyers showed they believe in Sam Morin's potential, signing the 6-foot-6, 211-pound defenseman Tuesday to a three-year, entry-level deal for $4.275 million, including bonuses. Selected in the first round of the June draft, Morin, 18, has been impressive in training camp. Though he is likely to be sent back to his junior team, the Quebec native is giving the Flyers reason to pause before making that decision. "I knew negotiations had started, and I was very happy to sign this contract," said Morin, who had an eye-opening assist in the Flyers' 4-3 shootout loss to Washington on Monday.
May 11, 2011
SEE IF YOU notice the pattern. Q: Why do the Flyers need a goaltender? A: Chris Pronger. Q: Why did the Flyers lose to the Bruins? A: Chris Pronger. Q: Who is the Flyers' most important health issue? A: Chris Pronger. You really don't have to read the rest if you don't feel like it. This is about the issue that should dominate the Flyers' thinking in the offseason. This is about Chris Pronger. The Flyers slumped down the stretch of the regular season when Pronger broke a hand, and they were bounced in the second round of the playoffs when he injured his back, and now he is a 36-year-old potentially facing surgery on a herniated disc, and now the Flyers had better be in more of a hurry than they were last summer.
October 26, 2010 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Adam Burish wanted to make amends. At least before his Dallas Stars head to town on Feb. 5 and he was have to face Chris Pronger himself. Just after Patrick Kane clinched the Stanley Cup for Chicago, Burish did an on-ice interview with a Chicago TV station. "I think Chris Pronger's the biggest idiot in the league," Burish told NBC. "I can't stand him one bit. I hope I never have to see him again. If I see him out there, I might punch him. " Burish was then asked if he had seen the unprofessional Chicago Tribune poster that depicted Pronger in a skirt, calling him "Chrissy Pronger.