With stealing and taunting, Chris Pronger leads by example

To paraphrase a classic line from the movie “Office Space,” it’s not that Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger is a malevolent jerk — it’s that he just doesn’t care.

Part of Pronger’s makeup as a leader is being the agitator-in-chief for his team, and the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals are no exception. Witness Pronger here after Monday night’s 2-1 Game 2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, repeating his violation of hockey protocol from Game 1 in which he collected the game puck in defeat to keep this one-of-a-kind memento away from his rivals:

More Kaberle News + Leafs UFA Wants

Trading Kaberle , who has one year left on his contract at $4.25 million U.S., may be the best way to get what Burke is looking for — a scoring forward or a first-round pick.

Burke told the FAN 590 that two teams “made inquiries” about the veteran defenceman that were “more than nibbles.”

Mottau, Devils nearing deal

While there’s no telling whether upcoming unrestricted free agents Paul Martin and Ilya Kovalchuk will be back in New Jersey next season, it appears the Devils are close to re-signing defenseman Mike Mottau , who also could be a full free agent July 1.

Examining Markov!

So I was wondering about what the Habs options for this off-season were considering they are tight against the cap with many players due for raises whether it be a large raise or small. The thought came to my mind that maybe a trade including Andrei Markov might be beneficial for the club. While a huge asset he may be, the Habs proved this post-season they can play without him with great success. Much of this success is in direct correlation to P.K. Subban and his solid play.

So i visited the idea of trading Markov for lesser priced skilled large wingers. First of all, I personally like idea of keeping both Halak and Price , but i also believe this to be impossible, So I went with the more matured of the two. Also Price would fetch more in a trade i believe.

How Id fix the NHL

Well currently the NHL is ranked 4/4 out of the 4 major sports played in the US. i believe with a few changes it could climb to #2. (face it no sports is beating american football)

1. A crease outside of the crease
The point of this? This “crease would be approximately 2x the size of the regular crease and would be put infront of the current crease. Inside this crease certain limits would be turned off. In this crease there is no such thing as cross checking(long as its to the back), roughing, interferance and slashing (long as its stick on stick). However there would still be high sticking, tripping and hooking calls. Also anything on a goalie is still a penalty.