Byline: Russ Cohen

Philadelphia - - The Philadelphia Flyers introduced their lastest star-studded acquisition, Chris Pronger, today at a press conference that had a lot of talk about next season but an equal amount of talk about the Hartford Whalers where he, GM Paul Holmgren and coach John Stevens all spent some time.

The Hartford Whalers drafted Pronger with the second overall pick in 1993 and he was a can’t miss prospect. Alexandre Daigle was drafted ahead of him but that’s Ottawa’s cross to bear. Pronger had size and strength (6-6, 210) and he joined a team that had Stevens on it and Holmgren was the team’s coach. Even the Holmgren knew the 18-year-old blueliner was going to be something special.