The Pronger files
Well, I'd thought we'd seen the last of this silly business in the summer when Chris Pronger was finally traded, but traffic is through the roof and some eerily familiar search strings are leading the way.
Thousands of people have found this blog the past few days looking for:
"why did pronger leave edmonton"
"chris pronger affair edmonton"
"why did chris pronger leave the oilers"
"why did pronger leave"
"chris pronger leaving edmonton"
"chris pronger rumors"
"chris pronger edmonton wife"
"pronger edmonton rumour pregnant"
"why did chris pronger leave edmonton"
"pronger wife edmonton"
"why pronger left edmonton"
"pronger cheating edmonton"
You get the idea.
And why is this site hot source for all things gossip? It all comes back to a popular thread — possibly the most popular thread in the history of this blog — a little ditty I called 'Pronger to leave Edmonton' back on June 24, 2006. The post currently has 99 comments, so feel free to join the cesspool.
Considering my site is the No. 1 hit for all of the above, I imagine I'm one of those 'Internet blog people' Kelly Hrudey talked about last week. If he has any concerns about the "mean, baseless and irresponsible" allegations I spoke of, he's got my email address.
Or maybe all the IBPs aren't the same?