Pronger suspended 8 games.

Chris Pronger had no comment Friday about stepping on the shin of Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler. He sure had one (per the Associated Press) on Saturday:“There is not a place for these types of instances in our game.”


The NHL suspended Pronger for 8 games, the longest of his career and one which will keep him out of all but the final game of the regular season. If you didn’t catch video of the incident,click herethen click on the “Exhibit B” video.

More details to come in tomorrow’s newspapers.

Pronger suspended 8 games.

Chris Pronger had no comment Friday about stepping on the shin of Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler. He sure had one (per the Associated Press) on Saturday: “There is not a place for these types of instances in our game.”


The NHL suspended Pronger for 8 games, the longest of his career and one which will last until the end of the regular season. If you didn’t catch video of the incident, click herethen click on the “Exhibit B” video.

More details to come in tomorrow’s newspapers.

Team picture day; playoff standings update

Corey Perry and Ryan Carter were in the building today. That can only mean one thing: Team picture day!

Good thing they waited until after the trade deadline to schedule the photo shoot, lest Ilya Bryzgalov, Andy McDonald, Mark Mowers, Maxim Kondratiev, Jason King, Drew Miller, Bruno St. Jacques, Geoff Platt, Brandon Bochenski, Petteri Wirtanen or Shane Hnidy end up in the picture.

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Playoff standings update.

Tough break for the Ducks last night: Dallas lost, but they couldn’t gain ground because of their own 3-0 loss in Chicago. San Jose has moved up to the 4th spot in the conference standings which — if the playoffs began today — might not be a horrible scenario. The Sharks are curiously bad at home and the Ducks have historically had their number at all times and in all places.

1. DETROIT: 44-18-6; 94 points; 122 possible points; 14 games left (9 at home)
2. DALLAS: 41-24-5; 87 points; 111 possible points; 12 games left (6 at home)
3. MINNESOTA: 37-25-5; 79 points; 109 possible points; 15 games left (7 at home)

4. SAN JOSE: 38-21-8; 84 points; 114 possible points; 15 games left (7 at home)

5. DUCKS: 38-24-7; 83 points; 109 possible points; 13 games left (7 at home)

Playoff standings update.

1. DETROIT: 43-18-6; 92 points; 122 possible points; 15 games left (10 at home)
2. DALLAS: 41-23-5; 87 points; 113 possible points; 13 games left (7 at home)
3. MINNESOTA: 37-25-5; 79 points; 109 possible points; 15 games left (7 at home)
4. DUCKS: 38-23-7; 83 points; 111 possible points; 14 games left (7 at home)
5. SAN JOSE: 37-21-8; 82 points; 114 possible points; 16 games left (8 at home)