Recent Posts

Recent Comments


Cop Land

« Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? | Main | Unemployment Is Now At 9.5% »

A Sunday Morning Funny

By Wyatt Earp | July 5, 2009

During the first day of the 2009 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers traded two players and two first round draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks for big, bruising defenseman, Chris Pronger.

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Chris Pronger and forward Ryan Dingle from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Luca Sbisa, Joffrey Lupul, two first round picks and a conditional third round pick. (H/

Personally, I thought the Flyers gave up too much for a defenseman who will be 35 when the season starts, but that’s neither here nor there. Pronger is a decent offensive presence, and he hits harder than almost any player in the league.

And with that, Deathlok sent me this: “Pronger Vision.”

Pronger Vision

Yes, I like Crosby and I love the Pens, but the Flyers come first. Besides, this is damned funny.

Topics: Ice Hockey | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “A Sunday Morning Funny”

  1. rightwingprof Says:
    July 5th, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Personally, I thought the Flyers gave up too much for a defenseman who will be 35 when the season starts

    I said the same thing about Guerin, if you remember, and boy, was I wrong.

  2. Sully Says:
    July 5th, 2009 at 8:22 am

    I miss Guerin… but that’s way too much for Pronger.

  3. RT Says:
    July 5th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    I liked the suspension odds given based on Crosby’s status. Ha!

  4. bob (either orr) Says:
    July 5th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I like the Pronger deal, Wyatt. This Flyers team missed Hatcher’s attitude on the blue line last season. And, really, Hatch was pretty damned effective in his own zone. He couldn’t skate a lick and wasn’t good in end-to-end action, but in his own zone he was very effective. Hatch could get inside people’s heads in a way no Flyer D-man could last season. Pronger brings that, plus a cannon from the point (also missing last season). Sbisa might be very good some day… might. Lupul is what he is, a nice scorer, but too damned inconsistent. He’d go on a five-game tear, then vanish for 15 games.

  5. USA_Admiral Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 10:01 am


  6. Becky Says:
    July 6th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Congratulations to Penquins for beating my beloved Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    July 7th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Prof – If Pronger does half of what Guerin did, it’ll be worth the deal.

    Sully – I agree. Too much.

    RT – That’s probably low-balling. Heh, heh, “low-balling.”

    Bob – I was more concerned with the draft picks. Give up one, but not two first rounders.

    Admiral – I thought so.

    Becky – As you know, that’s no easy task. The Wings are awesome.