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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Chris Pronger has a BLOG?!

Blogging? That's easy. Keeping the elbows down? Not so much.

I feel almost guilty bringing this up, as certainly I'm doing more harm than good, but I suppose that's in my nature (my NHL 09 Iowa Chops coach says I'm a lousy team player). Finny, the Girl With the Puck, gave a nice recap of Saturday's training camp activities for the Ducks, but nearly lost in all that Teemu-love was the casual dropping of the fact that our own Captain Elbows has taken to the keyboard on his own site, chrispronger.com.

I've added the link to Pronger's personal blog in the sidebar, and frankly it's not all bad material. Take for example his post talking about the NHL draft:
As we have seen over the years the teams that have the staying power in the top tier of the league are those that draft well and are continually restocking and shaping there teams with an eye on winning in the short term but never losing sight of the long term and how and where they are going to find there future stars.
It's a lengthy sentence, sure, but it's not a horrible post. I think it offers at least some sincere thoughts on Pronger's view of team-building, and his ideas are rational on a broad sense at least. Pronger has also written a bit on his training camp start, and it certainly offers a perspective I'll never have (you know, the perspective of a guy who pays attention to training camp).

Now before all you Pronger-bashers go pester the poor guy, I will point out two things that impressed me about the site. One, he does have decent-name guest bloggers: Andy Strickland, Dan Murphy, and Mike Brophy have contributed thus far. Even more impressive to me, though, is that Pronger put a page up endorsing Finny's Run for the Cure campaign. That's borderline classy, Pronger.

I think we're all impressed at your ability to type coherently, big guy. Good work, but I'll tell you this. You are one hated dude. There's fans of Detroit, Edmonton, San Jose, and Ottawa that are perfectly good typists too. I'd offer you some blogging tips, but unfortunately it's too late for you to use tip #1 (post under a fake name), so good luck, Pronger. And keep kicking ass on the ice.

Go Ducks.


Joe said...

A Pronger blog is 100% worthless unless he discusses his opinions on suspensions and disciplinary actions in general in the NHL, including (especially) his own.

I bet he'd get some attention if he accidentally posted his penis on his blog though.

Kirsten said...

I was unaware the Pronger could read, much less type.

mike w said...

Boo! HiSS!

Uh... BOO!

And it looks like he's getting some new fresh hate from Edmontonians regarding a recent aside about wanting to "get in and out" of the city when he travels there. Thing is, the drive from the airport is actually depressing, so I can't pretend to be outraged.

He still is a dillweed, though.

RudyKelly said...

I was watching the highlight from the LA-Calgary game where Brian Boyle and Dustin Brown put Dion Phaneuf on his ass. After Boyle drops him, you can see Phaneuf wrapping his legs around Boyle's right foot to keep him from skating. I admit, my visceral reaction was, "Step on that mother fucker right now!" So I guess I understand Pronger now.

brokeyard said...

The only thing about it, I think, is that it will be a hockily-correct blog, the sense of "I'm very excited for the upcoming year" and "Practice went well today"... the excerpt Earl posted is exactly the type of thing I mean.

Earl Sleek said...

Even since I wrote this post yesterday, I think Sean Pronger has added probably the best post on the site thus far.

The Journeyman. It's pretty cool to hear from that perspective, I think. Very cool, Sean.

Sarah said...

Kirsten - I was soooo tempted the type the same thing last night. Glad I stalled and let someone else do it. =)

But regardless, that is a pretty cool thing for him to do.

Brandon said...

I really hate Pronger. I hope someone checks him good.He really deserves it.

Doogie2K said...

And I'm almost at the point where I've stopped giving a shit about him, to be honest. Kind of like how I couldn't boo Comrie the time I saw him play as a Coyote (it was made easier by the fact that he was barely noticable that night). Am I a bad Oilers fan or something?

Earl Sleek said...

You know, there is probably one way I didn't bring up for Pronger to avoid overly negative comments on his own posts.

Guest blogger Brian Burke!

I'd imagine at least some of the bashers would direct their web anger in that direction, at least.

Finny said...

Guest blogger Brian Burke!
hahahahaha... that would be... probably entertaining. with negative commentary from K-Lowe, written under a penname, of course. haha