I heard the guys on XM talking about fantasy picks and top 5 best player lists and I was waiting for somebody to mention the obvious.
Chris Pronger is the best player in the league right now.
Our number obsessed world might not catch it because lots of the things that win games don't show up on the score sheet.
It's no coincidence that St. Louis imploded after he was dumped.
It's no coincidence that he carried a below average Edmonton team to one win from the Cup. Now Edmonton has been exposed as one of the league's doormats without him.
It's no coincidence that Anaheim won the Cup with him. He dominated.
If he was traded to the Rangers tomorrow so his wife could star on Broadway would anyone be surprised if the Ducks missed the playoffs?
Nicklas Lidstrom dominates games with his stick and patience. Do you ever remember him throwing a check? I'd take Rob Brown if the two of them fought.
Chris Pronger is the most dominating player in the game. He's does it all and he's done it at the most important time of the season two years in a row.
You may not win your pool with him but you'll probably play for the Cup.