Thursday, December 15, 2011
This is a huge blow to the Flyers, who lose one of their biggest advantages they have over opponents: their depth on defense. Since Pronger is on LTIR, the Flyers will have some cap space to acquire someone of significance but he surely won't have the same impact as Pronger has in the back end.
The bigger question could be if Pronger will ever play hockey again. It's likely too early to tell but if he has already been ruled out for the next 5-6 months, he must be dealing with some very serious issues. Here's hoping the Flyers get their captain back next season if for no other reason than they are paying him big money for 5 more years.