When questioned about not getting a nom for the Norris as best defenseman, Pronger's answer----
"I'm looking for a different trophy."
So he may not be the captain, but do you think it's too soon to nominate him for Mayor?
I gotta think that deep down, with all the adversity one of the major reasons the Flyers believe they can still win is having Pronger back there punishing people and making it near impossible to get anything going in the offensive zone. I knew the guy was good watching him play with the Duck the last couple of years, including the playoffs last year where he was unbelievable, but having an entire season to see him game in and game out, the guy was worth every dime and then some.
Looking back at it, no matter what happens from here out, I think this is the year that the younger guys got an education from Lappy, Betts and Elbows on what it takes to hoist the cup. We got a long way on youthful exuberance the last two seasons, but I think the team may finally realize that it's going to require a gut check, and that there's a heavy price to be paid for glory, and I'm seeing the signs that the team is finally willing to go out and play for each other -- which is exactly what Pronger said the team needed to do, about half a season ago.