Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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07-01-2012, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by beowulf View Post
Just because it is free agent time does not mean you have to overpay. At then their is the term...fine $2.5 for maybe 2 years, but 4? That is way to much.
But why is that too much? See, 4 years for Jagr is too much. 4 years for Whitney would be too much. 4 years for a guy whose purpose is to be extremely effective scoring goals, skating fast and being a key contributor offensively, when he migth only be able to do it for 1 or 2 years, then YES, 4 years is too much 'cause for the rest of the 2 years...he will serve NO purpose and can't play on a bottom 6 role. But Prust will always be able to serve his purpose. And at worst, he'll be EXTREMELY tradeable in due time 'cause the cap isn't THAT bad, and the amount of money in the end won't be THAT dramatic for a team like to boost a lineup IF we don't make the playoffs. So, I really don't see a problem. Contrary to Moen, Prust has not shown one bit of slowing down in his "proactiveness" and aggression factor. So we are not paying a guy on his downside. Geez, off all the moves, it's the one I have the less problem with. This is a statement we're making. Not a 1 year stop gap in waiting of betting things. It's a way of saying that we're going after guys who will look to respect this jersey for quite some time. And we will be looking for other players like him in the future. Great signing.

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