“The playoffs are all about momentum and physicality,” former Flyer Chris Pronger says. Named to the NHL’s All-Time Top 100 team. League MVP in 1999-00—I know they call it the Hart Trophy, I looked it up—the first defenseman since Bobby Orr to win it. Stanley Cup champion with Anaheim in 2007.

“Guys are willing to do anything that helps a team win, and I think that makes our sport,” Pronger said. “It’s two grueling months of physicality, exhaustion, overtimes, playing deep into the night…”

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