Does anyone really believe the reason Chris Pronger wants out of Edmonton is his wife?
Pronger doesn’t have a no-trade clause. Edmonton can send him anywhere they want. It’s not like Pronger can pick an NHL city and ask to be sent there.
He’s not asking to play someplace else. He’s asking to not play in Edmonton.
I can’t imagine why Pronger doesn’t like the Oilers. Maybe he doesn’t like the fishbowl that is Edmonton? Maybe the raw sexuality of the Blue Mile makes him uncomfortable?
I can’t begin to guess. But I will guess that Mrs. P. is getting a raw deal and Pronger might have thrown her a little bit under the bus.