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Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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07-01-2012, 04:06 PM
Join Date: May 2007
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Laraque was an overpayment. Not Prust. At least the guy can skate, play well defensively, score some odd goals, and fight.
Guys like Prust make guys like Moen a lot better. Team toughness and all that. The total overpayment to Prust is about one year's overpayment to Kaberle.
To me, it's clear there's more money out there than talent to spend it on. Overpaying a UFA is a luxury rich teams can afford, because they really should have room under a 70 mil. cap. Prust is exactly the kind of player this team needed. Look at the difference Staubitz made, who isn't half as useful a hockey player.
Not going crazy. Prust is mid-size, tough as nails 4th liner who excels on the PK and can play some 3rd line minutes. In that role, he's one of the best in the league. I think fans in Montreal will appreciate what he brings, and won't obsess over his salary or his stats.
Wild overpayment, tho. I really can't pretend otherwise. Just glad we spent the money on something we really, really needed.
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