Friday, June 30, 2006

Pronger to explain trade request on Tuesday -- Chris Pronger and his family are fed up with the ongoing rumours and speculation over his decision to ask for a trade from the Edmonton Oilers.Sources have confirmed to Sportsnet that Pronger has tentatively scheduled a conference call for Tuesday in order to put an end to the wild accusations.News of Pronger wanting out of Edmonton broke on last Friday, and since that time every scenario imaginable has been cooked up, or reported by various media outlets as to what forced the star defenceman to request a trade.Pronger was instrumental in the Oilers playoff run, leading them all the way to a Game 7 loss against Carolina in the Stanley Cup Final.The star defenceman finished the regular season with 12 goals, 44 assists in 80 games and added 21 points in the playoffs.

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