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Pronger out, Carter a game-time decision

Posted on: May 4, 2011 1:35 pm
Edited on: May 4, 2011 1:51 pm
The Philadelphia Flyers will again be without defenseman Chris Pronger, but there appears to be a chance forward Jeff Carter could be back in the lineup for tonight’s Game 3 against the Boston Bruins.

Carter took part in Wednesday’s morning skate, although he was reportedly one of the first players off the ice. The Flyers listed him as a game-time decision and coach Peter Laviolette was hardly definitive when asked about the status of the team’s top goal scorer this season. 

“I think I’m going to pass on all theoretical questions this morning,” Laviolette told CSN Philadelphia. “Jeff Carter looked good this morning.”

Carter sprained his right knee in the Game 4 of the first-round series against the Buffalo Sabres and hasn’t played since.   

Pronger did not take part in the skate and is listed as day to day with a lower body injury.  The Flyers have refused to disclose his injury. He played in Game 1 of this series and the last two games of the first round after he returned from a hand injury. 
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Aug 11, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 6:31 pm

Pronger out, Carter a game-time decision

Mario, you only need to look at the Flyers record with and without Pronger this year, to see his impact this year!

Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 6:28 pm

Pronger out, Carter a game-time decision

After Game 2, all 54+ shots on goal, makes me think that Jeff Carter will not make a difference.  Missing Chris Pronger will, but he hasn't been around much on the ice so far these playoffs.  I do agree that he brings a potent intangible that helps the Flyers.  The next 2 games will come down to what we saw the other night.  The Bruins goalie Tim Thomas can get peppered with 54+ shots, and stop almost all.  Brian Boucher just isn't quick enough, especially against David Krejci.  I thought Sergei Bobrovsky looked solid in the 2nd period the other night.  Apparently, Goaltending IS important, especially in the playoffs. 

Maybe this off-season, PHL will trade another bunch of minor leaguers for the right to be refused by some goalie that would rather play in Russia than Philly.  Yeah THIS Flyers fan is STILL miffed about THAT!

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 5:57 pm

Pronger out, Carter a game-time decision

being a Bruins fan i find it good news to not see Pronger in the lineup since I too believe he brings way more to the game than just goals.  knowing he is very competitive I wonder what he did that would require him to be a scratch in a playoff game.

Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 5:21 pm

Pronger out, Carter a game-time decision

I would rather have Pronger back for his minutes, defense and power play.  We can win the cup without Jeff Carter, but we cannot win the cup without Chris Pronger. 

Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 4:57 pm

Pronger out, Carter a game-time decision

I'm no fan of the Flyers, especially since they took Briere from our idiot previous owner, and recently beat us.  However, calling Pronger useless at this stage in his career shows your ignorance.  The guy can still play.  I don't think he's worth his contract, or any where near the player he once was, but a guy that logs as many minutes as he does WHEN HEALTHY, clearly shows that people with hockey knowledge, realize he still does things to make his team better.  The Flyers power play has been a disaster since he's gone down for one.  Perhaps one can draw a conclusion by your avatar name of SuperMario, that you are perhaps the type of fan that watched the Pens when they had Mario, lost interest in them, nearly costing Pittsburgh a franchise, until they got Sidney and then suddenly became interested again.  I'm guessing I hit the nail on the head there.  There are hockey fans that can see talent in the form of results on a scoresheet, and then there are fans that can understand and comprehend more than just what a player brings to a team in more complex terms than just goals and clearly are not the later.

Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: May 4, 2011 3:54 pm

Pronger out, Carter a game-time decision

Interesting story, except for the Pronger part.  He was a -3 in under 20 minutes of ice time in a blowout home loss to the Bruins.  That was the last game he played.  You can chalk it up to him being hurt, or you can face the reality that he's useless at this stage of his career, but either way, it's a non-story.

Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 2:44 pm

Pronger out, Carter a game-time decision

sorry about that it was suppose to be break out of his funk.I need to start proof reading before I hit submit.

Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: May 4, 2011 2:42 pm

Pronger out, Carter a game-time decision

I agree Carter hasn't been doing much but you never know when he is going to break out of hi dunk.He is due to do something.Also Hate I think Carter should go to the 3rd line with  Richards and versteeg and move Carcillo to the 4th line.

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 2:37 pm

Pronger out, Carter a game-time decision

Of course, it's not as if Carter had been doing a whole lot lately even before he got hurt.
Still, I guess it's better to have him than whoever's been taking his place on the game roster.

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