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#1 RyaN_84

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:28 PM

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=436407#YourCallTop

 

 

Just a couple notes from that article but if you wish to read the full article then go ahead.

 

 

 "He would be eligible in 2015 as far as the way the bylaw reads and as long, obviously, as he doesn't play again prior to his election," said Jeff Denomme, president and CEO of the Hockey Hall of Fame, to ESPN.com on Monday. "If there was any question on matters pertaining to any particular candidate's eligibility, I suspect that's something the board would raise at some point, though."
 
 Pronger has three years remaining on his current contract and would no longer get paid what he's owed if he called it a career. The Flyers, meanwhile, would not receive salary cap relief by placing him on the long-term injured list at the beginning of each season and wouldn't recoup the $4.94 million cap space. They can't buy him out either, since he is still injured.   
 
Pronger is still suffering from post-concussion symptoms from an incident in October of 2011. Should his career be over, the Dryden, ON, native would finish with 1,167 games played, including time with the Hartford Whalers, St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks and the Flyers. He has 698 points and 1,590 penalty minutes. 

 

 

So with that do you think Pronger is Hockey Hall of Fame deserving? Or do you think he was a classless player that got what he deserved?  

Please share your opinions  :)



#2 Nev

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

He is unquestionably HOF material.  The 2nd best D-man of his generation after Lidstrom.

 

Dirty, cowardly, and a spot-picking cheap-shot artist who if he wasn't a star would have racked up many many more games suspended. But nevertheless a HOFer.


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

Absolutely HOF material.

 

He was a bruising Dman the likes you don't see in the NHL anymore.   A more recent version of Chelios, only bigger.


He is unquestionably HOF material.  The 2nd best D-man of his generation after Lidstrom.

 

Dirty, cowardly, and a spot-picking cheap-shot artist who if he wasn't a star would have racked up many many more games suspended. But nevertheless a HOFer.

 

Honestly spot-picking I don't hold against guys like Pronger (the other qualities, absolutely).  As one of the top D-men he'd be an idiot to take himself off the ice for 5 minutes to fight just anyone. 

 

Most defenseman should be spot-pickers when it comes to dropping the gloves.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 03:17 PM

But the guys he's fought - Dan Cleary, Michael Handzus, Jiri Slegr.....Pronger is half-man half-sasquatch, and these are the guys he chooses to fight?


"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:13 PM

and the Flyers will still have him on IR for cap relief....



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:46 PM

I hate the guy, but he is without question one of the best defensemen of his generation. He threw crappy teams on his back and carried them to greatness. Had he been a Red Wing, and paired with #5, we would've been an unequivocal, balls-to-the-walls Dynasty.


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:00 PM

But the guys he's fought - Dan Cleary, Michael Handzus, Jiri Slegr.....Pronger is half-man half-sasquatch, and these are the guys he chooses to fight?

 

He doesn't really fight that much so often when it happens it's both guys going at it.  It very well could've happened but I don't remember him seeking guys out.  With Cleary he made pretty sure Danny wanted to go.  Of course then he immediately poked him in the eye too.

 

Glancing down his fight card he's fought guys like Marty Lapointe, Barnaby, Laperrierre, Krys Barch.  He's a sasquatch but didn't have a ton of fights in his career. 



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:07 PM

I think that being a member of the "Triple Gold Club" will carry more than your average amount of clout.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 03:58 AM

He's an arrogant, annoying freak that makes me wish I'd been in the NHL just to throw punches at him (and get re-arranged so badly I'd have to part my hair to fart, of course) just to get all of the anger and aggression out of me that he could incite with a mere leering grin.

 

He is one of the very few that I wouldn't have wanted no matter how talented he was, and that is a list of... one that I can think of. 

 

HHOF?  Without a doubt.  The question is whether or not it will be first ballot or if they'll pull a Shanny and make him sweat it for a year.



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:21 AM

He's a bastard.....He's a bastard I wish that was a Red Wing...He was the key piece from Hartford that went to St.Louis in exchange for Shanahan.

 

So - in some twisted way...Pronger helped us land Shanahan who then helped us with 3 Cups.

 

Pronger is still HHOF material.



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#11 Kira

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

The thought of him there in that venerable place of honor makes my skin crawl.


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#12 BottleOfSmoke

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:17 AM

(and get re-arranged so badly I'd have to part my hair to fart, of course)


:lol: This made my morning.

Pronger should definitely be in the HHOF. I hope they do make him sweat it for a year, because he's a douchenozzle and I would love nothing more than to have the opportunity to punch him in the pants. But definitely HHOF material.

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Just look at how he hangs his sunglasses from his banana hammock in that last pic.  This guyf****** rules. --kipwinger


#13 DickieDunn

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:15 PM

Hall yes but no way 1st ballot. Let him wait until the contract is up.

Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:54 AM

With some guys in the league, you get the feeling that they're driven to just hurt people out there (Cooke for example), while others are driven to win....and if that means being mean and nasty to anyone in their way to winning, then so be it (Chelios and Pronger come to mind).  Love them or hate them while their playing for/against your team....but in the end, I gotta stand in appreciation of the warriors that they were and the drive that they put into winning.  As much as I hated Pronger when he played, I have a ton more respect for him and his drive to win then I will ever have for the likes of a Franzen or that type of player. 



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:55 PM

^^^ well said sir. couldn't of said it better myself 


Edited by RyaN_84, 15 November 2013 - 12:55 PM.






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