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Chris Pronger's new job with NHL has appearance of conflict
Chris Pronger's new job with NHL has appearance of conflict

Chris Pronger being paid by the Philadelphia Flyers while he works for the NHL's department of player safety could happen only in a league that seems to make up its rules as it goes. This looks, smells, and quacks like a conflict of interest, even though he hasn't played for the Flyers since 2011 because of an eye injury and concussion-related problems. Pronger, 40, remains on the Flyers' long-term injured-reserve list and hasn't officially retired because he gets paid and they get salary-cap relief as long as he maintains that status. If he retires, they'd take on his $4.94 million cap hit through the 2016-17 season. Pronger won't judge cases involving...

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