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Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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07-01-2012, 03:06 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Originally Posted by
Marc the Habs Fan
Overpaid by 500 K. Would have dropped out of the bidding at over 2 M per.
I am glad we have him and I like this much tougher and grittier direction though. Also glad we are stocking up on depth so we can avoid the ''defenceman playing forward'' and ''skilled forward playing 4th line role'' garbage we witnessed far too much in the Gainey-Gauthier era.
The good thing is we should have a few kids making the team on cheap ELC's come October 2013 to help alleviate some of the cap pain of a deal like this.
Also seems to be clear Galchenyuk is Sarnia bound for another year, which will mean he will first become a RFA in 2016 when Plekanec/Bourque/Moen/Prust will have expired. Obviously that is a long ways away, but it had to be considered when they made the Moen and Prust 4 years offers.
Our bottom 6 is going to finally look like one though and that is good.
And ignore one of our biggest needs for this team for a tiny bit of money, $500,000 (which comes out to $6,100 a game.....petty cash)?
Pierre Gauthier would have done the same as you suggest. Thank God you and Pierre arent the GM.
As someone posted earlier, Montreal has been lacking a player of Prust's caliber. He is very useful and plays a role like Clarkson for the Devils.
Prust is worth every penny for this "team". Now if we were loaded with tough players like the Bruins, yes, we could complain about this being an overpayment.
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