Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks Agree in Principle on Chris Pronger Trade?

Andrew CrowContributor IMarch 1, 2009

Yesterday, it seemed as though betting Chris Pronger would be the newest member of the Boston Bruins would be money in the bank.

It had been rumored that the Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks had agreed in principle to send trade Chris Pronger and Travis Moen for Mark Stuart, prospect Joe Colborne, a 2010 first round draft pick, and maybe another roster player.

It was also believed that Phil Kessel would not be included in the trade package going to Anaheim

Supposedly, only salary cap issues had been preventing the trade from going through.

However, according to Pierre LeBrun of and Hockey Night in Canada, the Bruins are out of the race for Chris Pronger. 

They may now be interested in Derek Morris of the Phoenix Coyotes and Tomas Kaberle of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Brian Burke's attended the Bruins' game on Sunday gives the Kaberle trade a little credibility.

Finally, it is now rumored that Pronger may be on his way to the San Jose Sharks, though some Eastern Conference teams, including the Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers may still be interested in his services.

The Flyers have also be linked with Morris.