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The Lone Ranger 02-18-2013 05:31 PM

How much do we miss Prust?
All right, I know that Brandon Prust's salary demand might have been too high to fit into the team's payroll structure. But damn! I sure miss the guy. Excellent PK'er and grinder. A willingness to drop the gloves against almost anyone, if it would light a fire under the rest of the team's collective keister.

Who did we bring in this year to fill the void? Powe is a good PKer. Asham has grit and more than holds his own in fights. But nobody on the current roster has filled the role that Prust had in being the fiery emotional sparkplug that would get the Rangers to kick into overdrive whenever needed.

I'm not second-guessing Sather in letting Prust walk, as the team has to be careful in how available cap space is used. But I admit not realizing how much the Rangers would miss Prust this season. Montreal snagged him, and that move is paying dividends for them now.

Killem Dafoe 02-18-2013 05:33 PM

Salary is pretty high, but I miss him here. He brought a lot to the team and really played his ass off every night. I honestly would almost say i would have paid him that salary just to keep him in our bottom 6.

Bardof425* 02-18-2013 06:20 PM

Right now I don't think we do. Loved him when he was here but the PK has improved and we are tough enough.

Bleed Ranger Blue 02-18-2013 06:21 PM

He is, without a doubt, the guy the Rangers miss most out of the departures, all things considered.

Cant lament his loss too much considering the salary.

trilobyte 02-18-2013 06:49 PM

While I truly did like Prust, I think that the team might be missing him, in terms of having what a team needs to succeed, less than some Rangers fans do.
Prust was at his best during the 2010-2011 season, IMO. He showed an amazing balance between enforcement and being a true scoring threat.

The Gloaming 02-18-2013 06:53 PM

I liked Prust, and would love him back, but no way should Sather have even came close to matching the Habs offer. Instead of that, Sather did the right thing in this situation, and went for depth instead.

I'd rather have Halpern, Asham, and Pyatt, than only Prust.

Kershaw 02-18-2013 06:53 PM

Team misses 10-11 Prust. 11-12? I would think he would be redundant had Powe still have been healthy.

Clowes Line 02-18-2013 06:55 PM

I miss him as much as he hates his contract. Not at all for that price.

Bleed Ranger Blue 02-18-2013 06:57 PM


Originally Posted by Kershaw (Post 59983593)
Team misses 10-11 Prust. 11-12? I would think he would be redundant had Powe still have been healthy.

Powe doesnt give this team all that Prust did.

Yes, Prust's offensive #'s were better in 10-11, but his most valuable asset was being able to take the pulse of the team each night and act accordingly. He was a very smart player in that regard.

Pizza 02-18-2013 07:15 PM

Answer: A lot. Loved Pruster.

nick17 02-18-2013 07:16 PM

i definitely miss Prust but obviously too much salary so i think we did the right move by letting him walk

cjc5103 02-18-2013 07:18 PM

They will miss him the most during long stretches in the season when they need some toughness. Hopefully it doesn't hurt them down the stretch if they make a Playoff run.

trilobyte 02-18-2013 07:25 PM

My question is about the question.

Is the team missing him, and finds his absence to be detrimental to success, or are we talking about how people miss him because they loved his heart and effort?

TheRightWay 02-18-2013 07:25 PM

If he was easy to replace we wouldn't be complaining about his departure in the first place. All things considered I think management did a pretty damn good job of filling his void on the cheap. Halpern, Asham, and Powe of course are not all individually on Prust's level but they cost us virtually nothing and have done a fantastic job doing the ugly things that Prust did.

Prust was a great servent of the organization and I'd love to have him back but we all know the situation. He got offered something by Montreal we were in no position to match. A nice player to have but ultimately a depth player. We're 7-2-1 in our last 10 games and clearly holding out okay. Let's move on already.

Callagraves 02-18-2013 07:43 PM

I miss Prusty.

OverTheCap 02-18-2013 08:02 PM

We miss Prust's character, but I thought his on-ice play was inconsistent last year. I recall being frustrated with him because too many of his passes resulted in turnovers, and I think he could have used a little more discretion in picking his fights. I appreciate his gutsy effort but he should not be fighting the likes of Sutton or Boulton.

Prust, somewhat similar to Boyle, played in a 3rd line role when he was better-suited as a 4th liner. He looked good in 2010-11 but was in over his head a bit last season. His toughness and work ethic are missed - the other elements of his game aren't.

Oak 02-18-2013 08:03 PM

Miss Prust for sure.

nyrpassion 02-18-2013 08:10 PM

I really think he's one of those intangible players. He just brings something

ImIdaho 02-18-2013 08:16 PM

I have this feeling we won't be missing him too much after tomorrow.

BlueshirtBlitz 02-18-2013 08:16 PM

I miss Prust. Shame that MTL gave him so much, but the guy was great.

Lion Hound 02-18-2013 08:38 PM

Miss him for sure. He's a warrior.

Rangers don't have what he brought to the table. willingness at the drop of a dime. He was always ready to.

I like Asham, but how much tread is left on the tires?

trilobyte 02-18-2013 08:45 PM

So, the question remains.

Are the Rangers worse off because Prust is no longer a Ranger?

I think the Rangers are just fine, and moving on as they should.

RangerBoy 02-18-2013 08:50 PM

Can we please stop making Prust out to be Bobby Nystrom? Prust was great in 2010-11. He was mostly a 4th liner in 11-12.

Dorado* 02-18-2013 08:58 PM

Nice player who Torts tended to over play . Great as a fourth liner . Missed but not pining over him

silverfish 02-18-2013 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by ImIdaho (Post 59990159)
I have this feeling we won't be missing him too much after tomorrow.

Ugh, so true. He's going to be Prust, and we'll learn to hate him as a Hab. The real question is, will he and Boyle have a go? :naughty:


Originally Posted by RangerBoy (Post 59993259)
Can we please stop making Prust out to be Bobby Nystrom? Prust was great in 2010-11. He was mostly a 4th liner in 11-12.

Have to agree. I'd take Halpern over Prust any day. Speed+PK+faceoffs works for me.

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