Pronger Is Menace to Others, Self

Another hit to the head, another suspension for Ducks enforcer
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jun 4, 2007 4:27 AM CDT
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger ponders a question during a news conference Sunday, June 3, 2007, in Ottawa, Canada. Pronger has been suspended for one game after hitting Ottawa Senators' Dean...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Chris Pronger will be suspended for Game 4 of the NHL Finals for administering a blow to the head of Ottawa winger Dean McAmmond, who may also miss Game 4 with lingering wooziness.  It is the second suspension of the playoffs for Pronger, who left Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom bloody on the ice after smashing his head into a wall.

The NHL has cracked down on violence, and Pronger feels the new rules may make him a dinosaur, saying, "I don't think I can make wholesale changes and still be the type of player I can be."  Anaheim leads the series 2-1.  Pronger is second among all defensemen in the playoffs with 14 points.