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Pronger's Hall pass coming in 2015?

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07:32 AM ET 11.12 | Scott Niedermayer and Chris Chelios went into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night as two of the greatest defensemen ever to play the game. And Chris Pronger will be the same, whenever his day comes. The question is, when is Pronger's day? ... Turns out, at least in theory, he's eligible just like any other player who has gone three years since playing his last game, which in Pronger's case was the 2011-12 season. "He would be eligible in 2015 as far as the way the bylaw reads and as long, obviously, as he doesn't play again prior to his election," said Jeff Denomme, president and CEO of the Hockey Hall of Fame, to ESPN.com on Monday. "If there was any question on matters pertaining to any particular candidate's eligibility, I suspect that's something the board would raise at some point, though."

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November 12, 2013  08:06 AM ET

How exactly is this a story?

November 12, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Not if Martin Skoula can help it!!

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November 12, 2013  08:48 AM ET

Pronger's Hall pass coming in 2015?

why not, lately everyone ELSE passed right by him....

November 12, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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Not if Martin Skoula can help it!!

I get it... Skoula, Hall Pass

November 12, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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I say he doesn't make it first ballot.

I don't think so either, but you never know.

November 12, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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I say he doesn't make it first ballot.

I think he probably deserves it...but he probably won't, he isn't universally liked. I guess I'd have to see who else is on the ballot in order to really determine if he should go first shot or not.

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November 12, 2013  10:18 AM ET

What would he go in as? Whaler, Blue, Duck, Flyer, or Traffic Cone?

November 12, 2013  10:32 AM ET
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What would he go in as? Whaler, Blue, Duck, Flyer, or Traffic Cone?

LOL - It doesn't really matter BF he won't know the difference.

November 12, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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That year, Lidstrom.The year before (next year), though, Modano and Foote are eligible and might not be first balloters (Forsberg's eligible too and will, undoubtedly, be first ballot). Also worth keeping in mind that Andreychuk, Rob Blake, Carbonneau, Fleury, Lindros and Lowe are all still waiting for their calls, too.I think Pronger's waiting.

agreed. I think Lindros keeps waiting also

November 12, 2013  11:23 AM ET

His Wife gave him a hall pass in Edmonton already.

November 12, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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How exactly is this a story?

Does it have to be? It's only T&R.

November 12, 2013  11:34 AM ET
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His Wife gave him a hall pass in Edmonton already.

The kick is up....and it's good!

November 12, 2013  11:41 AM ET

Y Knot - Chelly hacked his way in.

November 12, 2013  11:54 AM ET
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LOL - It doesn't really matter BF he won't know the difference.

Head Shot-Ouch!!

November 12, 2013  12:11 PM ET
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How exactly is this a story?

positive news out of Philadelphia?

November 12, 2013  12:12 PM ET
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His Wife gave him a hall pass in Edmonton already.

I was thinking along the same lines......tell Ford someone said "lines"

 
November 12, 2013  12:15 PM ET
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That year, Lidstrom.The year before (next year), though, Modano and Foote are eligible and might not be first balloters (Forsberg's eligible too and will, undoubtedly, be first ballot). Also worth keeping in mind that Andreychuk, Rob Blake, Carbonneau, Fleury, Lindros and Lowe are all still waiting for their calls, too.I think Pronger's waiting.

Fair assessment, for my money I have lidstrom and forsberg clearly ahead of all. I would put Pronger ahead of the rest though, but I am biased, I acknowledge being a pretty big Pronger fan.

How anybody could even think of putting Lindros in the Hall is a crying shame.

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