Report: Panthers may add Chris Pronger to front office

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With that zany contract finally expiring, Chris Pronger could be a hot prospect for NHL front offices. Then again, he might not be on that “free agent market” for very long.

The Florida Panthers are in discussions to hire Pronger and have him work with GM Dale Tallon, TSN’s Darren Dreger reports.

As Dreger notes, Pronger has been working with the Department of Player Safety, which was a gig that helped fellow former star Brendan Shanahan develop as an executive. Working with Tallon could be quite the boon for Pronger.

The Panthers already announced that Shawn Thornton was moved to a business-related gig, so the Cats would boast arguably the most menacing group of suits if Pronger indeed joins the fold.

(Keep your head on a swivel at the water cooler, non-former-NHL players in the Panthers front office.)

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