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  • Larry Brooks: Pronger wants to go

    http://www.nypost.com/sports/16850.htm

    Sources around the league report a dysfunctional situation in St. Louis, with GM Larry Pleau, team president Mark Sauer and team owner Bill Laurie apparently operating under independent and often conflicting agendas. We're told that Sauer assured Joel Quenneville he would not be dismissed only days before the coach was in fact fired by Pleau, though it is believed the order came from the owner.

    This is the genesis over the confusion regarding the status of star defenseman Chris Pronger, who on alternating days has been on and off the market. Slap Shots has been told that disgusted with the situation, Pronger, who was especially close to Quenneville, has told management he'd prefer to be traded to a contender than remain with the Blues. We've learned that the Senators, well aware of the discord, have been aggressive in their efforts to pry the 29-year-old out of St. Louis, even if as only a rental, with Pronger due a $9.5 million qualifier for next year.

    We've learned that the Rangers in the last 48 hours have inquired repeatedly about Pronger, only to have been told he is unavailable. The Blueshirts will continue to check through the deadline, though an individual close to Pronger has told us that the defenseman has little interest in going through a rebuilding process — though of course his potential addition to the roster would most certainly accelerate the Broadway timetable, now wouldn't it?

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  • #2
    Brooks, eh?

    Where's that grain of salt?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by 007@Mar 7 2004, 12:35 AM
      http://www.nypost.com/sports/16850.htm


      Sources around the league report a dysfunctional situation in St. Louis, with GM Larry Pleau, team president Mark Sauer and team owner Bill Laurie apparently operating under independent and often conflicting agendas. We're told that Sauer assured Joel Quenneville he would not be dismissed only days before the coach was in fact fired by Pleau, though it is believed the order came from the owner.

      This is the genesis over the confusion regarding the status of star defenseman Chris Pronger, who on alternating days has been on and off the market. Slap Shots has been told that disgusted with the situation, Pronger, who was especially close to Quenneville, has told management he'd prefer to be traded to a contender than remain with the Blues. We've learned that the Senators, well aware of the discord, have been aggressive in their efforts to pry the 29-year-old out of St. Louis, even if as only a rental, with Pronger due a $9.5 million qualifier for next year.

      We've learned that the Rangers in the last 48 hours have inquired repeatedly about Pronger, only to have been told he is unavailable. The Blueshirts will continue to check through the deadline, though an individual close to Pronger has told us that the defenseman has little interest in going through a rebuilding process — though of course his potential addition to the roster would most certainly accelerate the Broadway timetable, now wouldn't it?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by JWB@Mar 7 2004, 12:42 AM
        Brooks, eh?

        Where's that grain of salt?


        Enough salt for one or two Brooks articles.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GloveSaveandaBeauty+Mar 7 2004, 12:57 AM-->
          QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Mar 7 2004, 12:57 AM)

        • #6
          Originally posted by 007@Mar 7 2004, 12:35 AM
          http://www.nypost.com/sports/16850.htm


          Sources around the league report a dysfunctional situation in St. Louis, with GM Larry Pleau, team president Mark Sauer and team owner Bill Laurie apparently operating under independent and often conflicting agendas.

          Brooks has the part about Moe, Larry and Curly being dysfunctional correct.


          Mr. G

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          • #7
            Who is Brooks? And is he a reliable source of info like hadley

            han solo

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Mr. Goalie+Mar 7 2004, 01:01 AM-->
              QUOTE(Mr. Goalie @ Mar 7 2004, 01:01 AM)

            • #9
              Originally posted by hansolo@Mar 7 2004, 01:02 AM
              Who is Brooks? And is he a reliable source of info like hadley

              han solo

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              • #10
                Originally posted by Mr. Goalie+Mar 7 2004, 01:01 AM-->
                QUOTE(Mr. Goalie @ Mar 7 2004, 01:01 AM)

              • #11
                Originally posted by JWB+Mar 7 2004, 01:55 AM-->
                QUOTE(JWB @ Mar 7 2004, 01:55 AM)
                Originally posted by Mr. [email protected] 7 2004, 01:01 AM
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