I think it is in the same ballpark as shooting a puck at another player and it certainly was not a proud moment in Daniel's career as far as I am concerned (pretty cringe-worthy actually).
As for cranking up the emotion - just remember that your kid may either take this as a cue to act or some other kid will act it out on your kid. Then explain it.
I agree on all points. Players have 'brain farts' but Pronger has picked up the puck two straight games. Some are saying he is doing it to "detract attention" to the Flyers' play (or lack thereof)....I personally think he's doing it because he's a moron. Frankly don't think he has the brain-strength to figure out that it will "detract attention" from the rest of the Flyers. He just doesn't seem that savvy, as it were, particularly with his comments afterwards in the dressing room about it.
As far as the misconducts, it's my understanding that both Pronger and Eager (who came over to verbally confront him about it) got 10 minute misconducts at the end of the second game.
Did Pronger ever play for the Islanders? I thought some of THEM (think Yashin, DiPietro) were the highest earners ever. If they're not, they certainly had to the least amount of 'work' to collect their HUGE paycheques!!
I still think the 'Hawks in five games. It would be great for them and their fans if they took the Cup at the "MadHouse on Madison"!!