Pronger Stays A Blue

According to the St. Louis Blues have re-signed norris trrophy winning defensemen Chris Pronger to a 1 year $10 million dollar contract.

8 Responses to Pronger Stays A Blue

  1. Enigma says:

    He was on the fan 590 a day or 2 ago and on one occasion stated that the leafs should go after him WHEN he becomes a u.f.a. He stated that no matter the outcome of the cba the age as to when a player becomes a ufa will go down, thus allowing Pronger to become a ufa.

  2. Rico420 says:

    Boy I can’t wait for no hockey next season..not saying Pronger isnt’ arguably the best defencemen in hockey but to have him on the fan 590 promoting himself to the Leafs makes me sick.

    In fact if I were Bettman I’d fine him for making comments like that..people have had to give up draft picks for less.

  3. Keith_Tkachuk07 says:

    Well.. I’m happy he stayed with St.Louis.. but maybe little pricy..

  4. raine_kalisz says:

    $10 mill is way too much, it’s like what the leafs are paying for belfour, which is stupid. You can get guys who are marginally worse, but are younger and a lot cheaper. Weekes comes to mind. At least Pronger’s still young and healthy. Leafs are shooting themselves in the foot. They shoulda gone after him while he’s still young. Instead they’ll wait until he’s the ripe old age of 35 before trading all their prospects for him.

  5. guinsfan4life says:

    This is one of those moves that makes you smack your forhead with the palm of you hand and go


    Just when you thought the Blues actually understood the bigger picture in terms of salary structure and not overpaying players, not to mention trying to avoid loosing millions of dollars–AGAIN–they go and make this absolutely mind boggling move.

    They could have three players–who would improve their team in three positions, instead of paying one player–whose better days are behind him- to play one position.

    This is why this team continually makes the playoffs, yet can get no further. Because they are afraid to make a risky move for the betterment of their team.

  6. gr8haluschak says:

    Oh yeah lets give up the best d men in the league, that will help them, especially since he is not yet 30, and how is his better days behind him ?

  7. guinsfan4life says:

    He’ll turn 30 shortly after the season begins, IF it even begins to start with, in which case he’ll be 31 the next time the season begins. The type of game he plays isn’t going to allow him to play the game until he is in his mid 30’s with the kind of effectiveness he is now.

    First of all, I am not so sure that he is the best d-man in the league, and even if he is, where has that gotten the Blues for the past 7 years?? So it is great to have the best defenseman in the league on your team even though you still don’t ever come close at winning the cup??? At some point, the blues organization have got to want more than being one of the top 16 teams in the league; even if that means allowing Pronger to walk and putting that money in different areas.

    They aren’t particularly strong upfront at all. Tkachuk is 32, he can’t carry them anymore. They have tons of prospects on the blueline, so give them more time and put that money elsewhere.

  8. vnbjr says:

    “This is why this team continually makes the playoffs, yet can get no further. Because they are afraid to make a risky move for the betterment of their team. “

    you mean like trading Brendan Shannahan for Chris Pronger?

    What people may not realize is that the Blues are up for sale. It seems that imho, a core team that has had good success in the past may sell better than a motley crue dumped together…just my two cents

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