The Flyers mad a big splash today and landed Chris Pronger in a trade.
Smart move for the Flyers.
Flyer fans will start salivating the moment they hear of this news...visions of Crobsy getting crunched by Pronger along the boards...or Malkin getting hip checked as he tries to cruise through the middle of the ice.
Yep...they certainly have reason to think he will make a big difference against the Penguins...and all of the other teams the Flyers play next season...especially in the post season.
But I love it for another reason...
Crosby, Malkin, Staal, Fleury and the rest of the Penguins are going to need an early wake-up call after the cup hangover and I am sure the Flyers will be willing to oblige with Pronger back there to do dammage.
I expect the Penguins to maybe have some early season failures...but hopefully by about the time the stretch run starts and we move into the playoffs (assuming the Pens cen get there again...never a safe assumption these days...) we should be in for some great match-ups.
Pronger is the EXACT kind of challenge guys like Crosby and Malkin need.
Will they be up to the task?
We won't know until we get there.
But I am excited for it already!