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October 16, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
A comment from Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren that former Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger “is never going to play again” was met by a tribute Wednesday from a former teammate who played with Pronger on the Ducks' Stanley Cup-winning team. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was asked what Pronger's standout trait was.  “Accountability amongst yourselves in the locker room,” Getzlaf said. “Some people like him, some people don't. He is who he is. He held us accountable, and we held each other accountable, and it made us a better hockey team.” Pronger, 39, hasn't played since November 2011, worn down by a series of concussions, a serious eye injury and 13 surgeries.
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October 16, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
A comment from Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren that former Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger “is never going to play again” was met by a tribute Wednesday from a former teammate who played with Pronger on the Ducks' Stanley Cup-winning team. Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was asked what Pronger's standout trait was.  “Accountability amongst yourselves in the locker room,” Getzlaf said. “Some people like him, some people don't. He is who he is. He held us accountable, and we held each other accountable, and it made us a better hockey team.” Pronger, 39, hasn't played since November 2011, worn down by a series of concussions, a serious eye injury and 13 surgeries.
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June 1, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
Reporting from Philadelphia -- In essence, Chris Pronger took his puck and went home, and that made the other kids on the playground mad. But their anger is understandable, because the playground in question is the Stanley Cup finals and by snatching that puck Pronger denied the Chicago Blackhawks a chance to save the rubber disc as a souvenir of their 2-1 victory in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. Pronger's irritating move — which he also made after the Blackhawks' 6-5 victory in Game 1 — led to a confrontation between him and Ben Eager at the end of the game at the United Center.
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March 11, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Pluses The Chicago Blackhawks' point streak from the start of the season, which ended Friday at 21-0-3, was extraordinary for many reasons. Thirteen players had at least one game-winning goal and Patrick Kane scored a team-leading 27 points. The most goals the Hawks gave up was four, to Phoenix on Jan. 20, and they scored five or more five times. They gave up only nine power-play goals and yielded two in a game only once, to the Kings on Feb. 17. Before losing to Colorado, the Blackhawks had won a franchise-record 11 straight games — and their franchise entered the NHL in 1926.
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October 10, 2009 | Helene Elliott
Chris Pronger was born 35 years ago today, a few months after the Philadelphia Flyers won the first of two straight Stanley Cup championships. They haven't won the Cup since. Acquiring Pronger, a versatile, minute-gobbling defenseman with a mean streak as deep as he is tall, could go a long way toward ending that drought. Pronger was a vital part of the Ducks' 2007 Cup team, but his contract was due to expire after this season and they didn't want to be shackled with a long extension.
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October 11, 2009 | Associated Press
Chris Pronger was 16 seconds away from enjoying a Flyers victory on his 35th birthday in his first game against the Ducks since they traded him in June. Teemu Selanne spoiled it all for his former teammate. Selanne's second goal of the game tied the score in regulation, and he had the only goal in a shootout to lift the Ducks to a 3-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. "He comes in so fast on the goalie and changes the angle so quickly that it's hard for the goalie to react," Pronger said.
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July 4, 2006 | Helene Elliott
Chris Pronger owed his employer, the Edmonton Oilers, his undivided attention every minute he was on the ice. He gave it to them for an average of 27 minutes 59 seconds during the regular season and a staggering 30:57 during an unexpected playoff run that ended with a loss in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals, a grueling two-month stretch during which he was consistently their best player.
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March 22, 2008
Chris Pronger plays with an intent-to-injure attitude that is a disgrace in any sport. Last year's Detroit-Holmstrom playoff boarding experience, the recent Vancouver-Kesler experience, and six other suspension-earning incidents are adequate proof that he doesn't belong on the same ice with gifted athletes. Deliberate injuries should never be an acceptable part of the game. Pronger should be permanently banned from the sport before someone's health and career are deliberately damaged by him. Jeff Scanlan Agoura Hills
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February 20, 2009 | Billy Witz
AT DETROIT Time: 4:30. On the air: TV: Prime. Radio: 830. Where: Joe Louis Arena. Records: Ducks 28-26-5, Red Wings 38-12-8. Record vs. Flames: 1-2-0. Update: The Ducks hit the road for six games, all against teams that would be in the playoffs if they began today. Sitting in ninth place, the Ducks need to find the consistency that has eluded them all season if they hope to remain in the race. Of course, by the time they return home March 4 -- the day of the trading deadline -- they could look different.
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January 13, 2007 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Defenseman Ric Jackman is not Chris Pronger. And he knows it. "Obviously," Jackman said. "I don't think there are many people who are capable of being that guy." The Ducks don't want Jackman to even try to be Chris Pronger. "I don't think anyone could come in here and replace Chris Pronger," Coach Randy Carlyle said.
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October 24, 2011
PHILADELHPIA — All Danny Briere could hear were the agonizing screams. Star defenseman Chris Pronger buried his face in his hands after taking a brutal blow to the outside of the right eye, fearful of the worst for his eyesight. Hunched over, Pronger skated straight to the bench, his hands over his eyes. "I knew he was in trouble and needed help," said Briere, who skated with Pronger to the bench. Pronger, the Flyers' captain, will miss two to three weeks and spend the next few days on bed rest, putting a scare in Philadelphia's 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.
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June 7, 2011 | Helene Elliott
Anyone looking to Mike Murphy to save the NHL's integrity while punishing Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome for his late hit on Boston winger Nathan Horton in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals got a mixed message, nothing new from the league and whoever is wearing its Lord of Discipline cape on any given day. Murphy, charged with reviewing the crushing blow because the son of chief knuckle-whacker Colin Campbell plays for the Bruins, said he suspended...
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December 31, 2010
Ducks today VS. PHILADELPHIA When: 5 p.m. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 19-17-4, Flyers 22-9-5 before Thursday. Record vs. Flyers: 1-0-0. Update: This game lacks its once-predicted punch because former Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger is out of the Flyers' lineup after foot surgery. The Ducks are home for the next six after losing four of seven on the road but are without captain Ryan Getzlaf for at least the first two. -- Robyn Norwood
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December 20, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
Through Monday's games Rank; Team; Record; (last week's rank) 1. Philadelphia; 22-8-5; Defenseman Chris Pronger is expected to miss six weeks after undergoing foot surgery. That's a big loss, but the Flyers have depth. (2) 2. Pittsburgh; 22-10-2; Sidney Crosby runs point streak to 21, with 31 goals and 41 points. And he came off as a regular guy in the first episode of HBO's 24/7 behind-the-scenes show. (1) 3. Dallas; 20-10-3; Stars joined the 20-win club Sunday with an impressive comeback win at Detroit.
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July 20, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
The ink was barely dry on Ilya Kovalchuk's new contract with the New Jersey Devils before the NHL rejected the 17-year, $102-million agreement, ruling the heavily front-loaded structure was an attempt to circumvent the salary cap and minimize its average annual value. Kovalchuk, who was also pursued by the Kings, was the star of a news conference Tuesday in Newark where he signed his contract and declared himself "a Devil for life." The 27-year-old left wing was to be paid $80 million through the first eight seasons and $95 million through the first 10 but only $550,000 in each of the last five seasons.
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June 5, 2010 | Helene Elliott
Chris Pronger has taken command of the Stanley Cup finals as firmly as he has wrapped his long arms around Blackhawks forward Dustin Byfuglien, stamping his imprint on the Flyers' success as defiantly as he applies his stick to the backs and shoulders of anyone brave enough to invade Philadelphia's crease. The towering defenseman has averaged a league-high 29 minutes 2 seconds of ice time in the playoffs while leading the Flyers back from a 3-0 series deficit in the second round and now to solid ground as the finals resume Sunday at the United Center even at 2-2. Playing in his third finals in five seasons — he lost with Edmonton in 2006 but won with Anaheim in 2007 — Pronger has delivered 17 hits in four games, blocked 13 shots and compiled a plus-7 defensive rating to raise his playoff plus/minus to plus-9.
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March 24, 2007 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger stepped on the ice for Friday's game, as he expected to all day. His broken toe was mended enough to give it a try. What he got was a 63-minute stress test during a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. Pronger returned to the lineup after missing seven games, playing 24 minutes 16 seconds in a high-paced game that had few whistles after the first period. He looked a bit gassed but happy afterward. "There was a lot of back and forth out there," Pronger said.
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