â†µAs Greg Wyshyski at Puck Daddy pointed out last night, plenty of Devils fans are up in arms over the hit, calling for Pronger to be suspended, even though there was no call on the ice at the time and Parise shook it off, apparently none the worse for wear. â†µâ†µ
â†µLike Wyshynski, I think this shot doesn't seem particularly egregious, but it did get me to thinking a little harder about the use of video clips like this one. In this case, we have an instance of fans acting on their own to put Pronger in the spotlight. However, considering how effective this tactic might be, wouldn't it be in the best interest of the coaching staff of another Western Conference team to do the same? â†µâ†µ
â†µAfter all, beating Chris Pronger on the ice is a tall order. And if you can't beat him on the ice, why not work to manipulate public opinion in such a way that it makes it that much harder to do his job? Crazier things have happened in the NHL, that's for sure. â†µâ†µ
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