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08:33 AM ET 08.09 | Give credit to Chris Pronger for his optimism. Pronger, trying to bounce back from a three-surgery season, said he hopes to play all 82 regular season games in 2011-12 and laughed off a suggestion that age was catching up with him. In a conference call with reporters on Monday, the almost-37-year-old Flyers defenseman said he has been exercising regularly -- walking a treadmill, riding a stationary bike and doing workouts to strengthen his back, legs and shoulders -- but has not been given the go-ahead to lift weights. Though he isn't expected to be ready for the start of training camp on Sept. 16, Pronger said "The goal is to be ready for Game 1 of the regular season. I'm starting to progress."

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August 9, 2011  09:09 AM ET

Goofball!

August 9, 2011  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Goofball!

Careful what you say, you'll incurr the wrath of the Flyer fans.

August 9, 2011  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Careful what you say, you'll incurr the wrath of the Flyer fans.

All five of them...

August 9, 2011  09:42 AM ET

So..with going out in the first round in 5....that leaves 77 games.

August 9, 2011  09:49 AM ET

If the over/under is 82 games-bet the college fund on under. This turds invincibility cloak got shrunk in the dryer

August 9, 2011  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

If the over/under is 82 games - bet the college fund on under. This turd's invincibility cloak got shrunk in the dryer.

Told ya he was goofball.

Everybody knows those are "Dryclean Only."

August 9, 2011  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Careful what you say, you'll incurr the wrath of the Flyer fans.

I'm still getting 'fan mail' from the angry lesbians in Florida so a few pissed-off Flyers fans won't make much difference. ;-)

August 9, 2011  10:05 AM ET

82 games eh? Figure 24 games in the playoffs (on average) to win the Cup. That gives him 58 regular season games, so we won't see him til November. Then we go all the way. Sound about right?

August 9, 2011  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

All five of them...

You cut me deep bro.

August 9, 2011  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I'm still getting 'fan mail' from the angry lesbians in Florida so a few pissed-off Flyers fans won't make much difference. ;-)

LOL! Are you and Stranger trying to pull that "overwhelm the Pen's fans" trick on the Flyers fans too? What's next Cap's fans? Both of us? When Phantom get's back he'll no doubt team up with Cromster to counter-attack. I may have to get DWI back here to help. In the meantime.....keep it up!

:-)

August 9, 2011  10:15 AM ET

I will take the under for 300 Alex.

August 9, 2011  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

LOL! Are you and Stranger trying to pull that "overwhelm the Pen's fans" trick on the Flyers fans too? What's next Cap's fans? Both of us? When Phantom get's back he'll no doubt team up with Cromster to counter-attack. I may have to get DWI back here to help. In the meantime.....keep it up!:-)

To quote the FN Oracle......

Kill the Caps!

August 9, 2011  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I will take the under for 300 Alex.

Just make sure he's wearing pants first Nardo. :-)

August 9, 2011  10:26 AM ET

All you Pronger haters are gonna be sorry...

August 9, 2011  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

All you Pronger haters are gonna be sorry...

Just like we were when the Pronger lovers were saying he was going to be back in the playoffs last year?

August 9, 2011  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

...angry lesbians...

Are there any other kind? Seems a bit redundant to use both words, together.

August 9, 2011  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

All you Pronger haters are gonna be sorry...

to see him gack out a sketchy stop and go final couple declining years........not sorry at all Hank

August 9, 2011  11:45 AM ET

I'm a Bruins fan and I can't stand Crissy. On the other side, I applaud his optimism but I don't think 82 games would be a great plan if you want to see him succeed in the playoffs. But I realize he has to say he wants 82 and that it shows leadership.

August 9, 2011  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Just like we were when the Pronger lovers were saying he was going to be back in the playoffs last year?

He did come back. Just not for long.

 
August 9, 2011  12:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

to see him gack out a sketchy stop and go final couple declining years........not sorry at all Hank

You'll be sorry.

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