Paul Holmgren traded for tough defenseman Chris Pronger the other day. It cost 19 year-old defenseman Lucas Sbisa, reliable winger Joffrey Lupol, and a couple of draft choices. However, Pronger is precisely the sort of tough defenseman who can play defense and also score goals from time to time. He's also a proven winner, having won a couple of Olympic gold medals and a couple of Stanley Cups in his career. He's also been captain of two teams and should provide precisely the sort of veteran leadership that the Flyers have been needing for some time.
Let's hope that the next time we see a photo of Chris Pronger with Lord Stanley's hardware, it's in a Flyers jersey.
Welcome to Philly, Chris. May your stay be long and productive.