A kick in the junk, but this time we are wearin a jock!

A roller coaster ride in Edmonton. First the play offs and now yet another star wants out of Edmonton.

First off I am not going to be one of those fans who will condem him for leaving, but that is only if Mr. Pronger steps up and says WHY? Not hiding behind the “personal reasons”. If his family is uncomfortable living in Edmonton, just come out and say it. It is a flashback to the Mike Comrie incident.

This time around Kevin Lowe has the upper hand. He gave up a 2/3 Defenceman in Eric Brewer plus 2 prospects and a pick (i believe) to get Pronger out of St. Louis, That was when he was A Heart/Norris Trophy winner. Add Playoff preformer to the mix and his stock just rose a fair bit.

Kevin Lowe will not make this trade until he gets his goaltending situation resolved. If Roloson is the answer nothing should be done until after he signs. In addition there are a couple other UFA’s that the Oilers have to deal with. Roloson, Spacek, Pisani, Laraque and Samsonov. The first four are likely to stay, but I believe there will be a bidding war for Samsonov’s services. With Rob Schremp waiting in the wings it will be intersting to see where he fits in for ice time.

Let’s now talk possibilities (most of these are not legit rumors and some have been mentioned before)

If Roloson does sign…

Ottawa: If the Senators can only sign either Chara or Redden It wouldn’t suprise me much if one of those 2 plus a good prospect or 3rd/4th line grinder would make the switch possible. There was a rumour of Phillips and Havlat for Pronger, but I think that’s a little too steep of a price for the senators.

Florida: This depends on the Jovo to Florida possibility. If he goes there expect Bouwmeester and Horton/Wiess in return

Tampa Bay: There is a lot of high priced talent on the lightning that may catch the eye of Mr. Lowe, but it’s highly doubtful.

Toronto: Oh how I dispise the leafs, but if he goes there one of Steen/Stajan/Wellwood and Kaberle would have to go the other way.

If Roloson does not sign…

Here is where things get interesting. If Roloson doesn’t sign in Edmonton I believe he would be Detroit bound because they play a more defensive style than do the Oilers (at least during the season). Plus he is a veteran, and so are most of the wings.

The possibilities are endless with Pronger as the prize.

Buffalo: Biron and a 3rd/4th liner plus a pick is possible.

San Jose: Nabokov and one of the sharks young D men could happen?

Chicago: Khabibulin and a pick/prospect?

Dallas: Might just be able to pluck Turco out of Big D?

With so many good goalies to go on the market it will be interesing to see what happens.

I believe the Oilers roster will resemble the one from last year minus Dvorak, Peca, Samsonov and Now Pronger.

Unlike years past when Weight and Joeseph left for nothing this time Kevin Lowe will get something back in return and it will have an immediate impact on the team. Which softens the blow to the groin a little bit!

111 Responses to A kick in the junk, but this time we are wearin a jock!

  1. oiler1fan says:

    the team has a one year option on conklin worth 1.5 million. I dont see them taking the option…

  2. Gretzkin says:

    Don’t be such a *****. lol

  3. Gretzkin says:

    Oooooo, I forgot about that one. HAHAHAHAHA

  4. ObjectiveImpartiaL says:

    Without a dought Gretzkin is on to something here. A very good inside source (the same source that let me know about the Salo to Edmonton trade days before it happened) has said that it is Prongers “other women” that is the reason for the trade. The fact is Pronger is a whore which is made certain by his ATTEMPT to pick up my very own sister. And Lauran surely must know about the other women by now and one would think she would be smart enough to know a change in the city would not change her husband’s habits. So give Gretzkin’s post credit in perhaps, just perhaps, there is a little Pronger on the way.

    And all this info is prudent in that Kevin Lowe may very well just wait it out an let the Pronger’s personal issues get sorted out. And who knows maybe after time Lauran may just decide leaveing Edmonton may not be the answer to thier problems or maybe she will be out of the picture entirely. Right now the trade may happen but it is not even close to a sure thing like many think and was never going to happen a few days after the request.

  5. ObjectiveImpartiaL says:

    You forgot about the Comrie Salo’s wife deal Gretzkin

  6. oiler1fan says:

    isnt taht good? then we would have them the whole time they are in their prime.

  7. Gretzkin says:

    Yeah, that’s been added, as well as Brodeur and his wife’s sister.

    We need all of the stories.

  8. Gretzkin says:


    According to one anonymous poster on the Battle of Alberta website…

    The Local Celebrity girl that Pronger was allegedly sleeping around with is actually PREGNANT FOR REAL.

    Whether or not the baby is indeed Pronger’s, it certainly adds to the speculations.

    And think about this…

    If it was some teenager (apparently he was with at least 1 17 year old, and 1 19 year old, and even attempted somebody on this site’s own sister [Read below, can’t remember who, sorry], then Pronger could have paid her some “Shut up and get an Abortion” money, and he “problem” (sad that a human life is a problem, innit?)

    But… if it’s a Local Celebrity, it would be harder to “influence” her into making it go away.

    What she needs to realize though, is that with the absence of Pronger, this chick is going to be fed to Edmontonians, and is going to have to take the brunt of the abuse.

    Pronger might not want to be traded to Toronto, as since this chick works for CHUM-CITY, she might also have to be on the move as well… to Toronto, you’d figure, if she kept her job with CHUM-CITY

  9. Gretzkin says:

    Copied from the Edmonton Sun:

    A blue-chip asset

    More questions than answers

    By ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI — Edmonton Sun

    # ‘Mac is our guy’

    Oilers defenceman Chris Pronger has yet to explain exactly why he wants out of Edmonton. (Edmonton Sun File/Darryl Dyck)

    All Pronger, all the time.

    If you’re an Oiler, in Oilers management, or even part of the Oilers ownership group, you can’t take two steps without somebody cornering you about the Chris Pronger soap opera.

    Why does he want out?

    When is he going?

    Who are you going to get for him?

    Will the team ever be as good without him?

    Those questions have been ringing in the ears of Oilers president Patrick LaForge since the moment Pronger announced he wanted out, and it rang some more yesterday.

    He was there for a media conference on the Western Hockey League’s return to Edmonton, but it took no time before the subject turned to No. 44 being out the door.

    “It’s a big regret for us to lose him, that’s for sure, and it hurts,” said LaForge, fielding the queries from all angles. “I know the guy a little bit, he’s a great human being. It’s a shame we’re at this point together, where he’s asking to leave. I feel really bad about that personally, but I feel even worse for our fans.


    “I think our fans bought into him and what he brings to the ice and the community in a big way. He was loved here. And so it’s a shocking disappointment to have to go this way. Here we are, though.”

    Cal Nichols feels the same way – bad for the team, bad for the fans.

    “The community really bought into his presence here and he turned out in a very short time to be a wonderful Oiler,” said the Edmonton Investors Group chairman, also on hand for the WHL announcement. “He did and said all the right things, and certainly led the team to almost the ultimate pinnacle.

    “We were disappointed not to win the Stanley Cup, but everybody in the community took a lot of pride in what happened. It brought people together. It was reason for celebration. Chris had a very big part to play in all that.”


    He Most Certainly did, innit?

  10. Gretzkin says:

    Sorry, didn’t mean to copy the whole article… just the end.

  11. popkumdan says:

    You forgot Mike Comrie was visiting Tommy Salo’s wife behind Tommy’s back….should traded Salo and kept his wife on that one…

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