Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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07-02-2012, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
Agree with this except if we aren't getting any scoring help we might as well lessen Plekanec's PK time even if it hurts the PK, last year showed that having an elite PK is pretty meaningless if every other element is awful. The way the team is constructed now we need whatever scoring we can get from Plek.

Unfortunately I'm expecting the team to sign a hockey-useless "heavyweight" before someone like Semin, Jagr or even Kostitsyn, especially with Therrien seemingly having major input.
Well, like I said, Prust isn't a center. His PK time might help Gionta but it has no bearing on Plekanec. If you wanted to help Plekanec lose some PK minutes you sign a McClement or a Halpern or even a Moore.

And that Bergevin seems to see his job as mostly getting Therrien the players he wants isn't exactly encouraging either. Fine for getting a value deal on Armstrong but the other moves are more questionable in that light. GM's job is the best possible lineup, no staffing the squad with coach's favourites.

All of this of course turns on whether Bergevin can do something significant for the more important parts of the lineup. He's basically spent his initial cap room today so other adds will have to involve getting rid of salary in some fashion.

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