Big Decisions to be made on Pronger and Bouwmeester is reporting on the tough decisions that will have to be made on Pronger and Bouwmeester. It is reported that both the Panthers and Ducks “are in unique situations because their teams are battling for playoff spots with an eye toward next season. It makes for a difficult predicament for their respective general managers.” In the case of Pronger it is noted that he earns 6 million per season and that there are not too many teams that can swallow his huge contract. It is also noted that if the Ducks do indeed move their huge defender that they will likely not want to take on a new sizable contract in return. Another interesting scenario is that “’St. Louis wants to send a message to their fans,” said TSN Insider Bob McKenzie. ”Instead of trading Keith Tkachuk at the deadline, they may want to hold on to him and add Chris Pronger.” This would be interesting because the Blues are not very far out of a playoff spot however HTR notes that the Ducks may not want to do this deal because they are in competition with the Blues for that final playoff spot. In the case of the Bruins who would like to add a top defenseman for a playoff run it is noted that wt would likely either Patrice Bergeron or Phil Kessel to make a deal happen.

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