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Pronger talking to media today

ROBIN BROWNLEE -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 9:29 AM ET

ANAHEIM -- Chris Pronger wasn't taking interview requests yesterday, opting to wait until today to make himself available, but Edmonton Oilers coach Craig MacTavish was talking.

MacTavish's message, with TV crews and reporters eager to revisit why Pronger asked for his ticket out of Edmonton and got it punched in a trade with Anaheim, is simple: It's time to move on.

"It's not an issue for us whatsoever," MacTavish said. "For us, there's no vendetta, no vindictiveness on our part.

"The best compliment you can give a guy is that he was a terrific teammate for us. Situations change and you move on. We got a couple of pretty good players. We got Lupes (Joffrey Lupul) and (Ladislav) Smid.

"You've got to move on. I know we have. I know not everybody has, but he was a pretty big part of what we did."

With the Ducks being besieged by interview requests, Anaheim PR staff said yesterday Pronger will address media at the Honda Center today.

Those expecting Pronger to shed light on his reasons for wanting to leave the Oilers after last spring's march to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final against Carolina, will likely be disappointed.


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