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Looks like Chris Pronger will be ready to start the season after all, will play tonight

Sep 29, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

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Chris Pronger has been busy recovering from back surgery in his hopes to be ready for the season opener. If you know anything about how Pronger is when it comes to hockey, you know he’s made it his mission to get ready for the start of the year.

If you were a betting person, we hope that you put your money down on him being on the ice when the Flyers open the season against the Bruins because he’s going to be on the ice tonight for the Flyers’ preseason game against the Devils.

With the sort of maniacal will to play hockey and destroy opponents, you can bet that when Pronger was named captain of the Flyers he took the challenge of getting healthy enough to play in time to start the season personally. Then again, Pronger may have just missed the warm fuzzies he gets when meeting with the press after games. There’s a reason why CSNPhilly.com’s Tim Panaccio calls him “Mr. Warmth” after all.

Pronger’s return is exactly what the Flyers needed to have to get the season started off on the right foot. Provided he’s fully capable (Pronger had a wrist issue last season to go with the back problem) he can start leading the way right away in Philly.

  1. icelovinbrotha215 - Sep 29, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Prongs!!!

  2. cakrywyj - Sep 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Am I the only one who gets insanely annoyed when hockey fans refer to players with the generic nicknames they call each other in the locker room? If you’re not calling for a pass on the ice, I’d make it illegal to refer to any of them at Hartsy, Prongs, G, Reemer or anything else.

    • spiffy53 - Sep 29, 2011 at 3:48 PM

      i would prefer that hockey players actually get real nicknames. i have no idea why they can’t be more creative, but instead just use a variation of their last name. prongers should be “letterman”. Hartnell could be “Carrot Top” , giroux should be “alfred” for “Alfred E Newman” etc… they have plenty of time to think outside of the box.

  3. betrayedbylife - Sep 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    Pronger is a raging asshole but for some reason I can’t help but enjoy him. This coming from a Bruins fan.

  4. tommytd - Oct 1, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Chrissy Pronger is a moron.

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