Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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07-02-2012, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
Your acting like adding a Prust is the difference between winning and losing. Its not and no one should expect that from the 4th line. But this guy is paid the salary of two decent 4th line players
how many "decent 4th liners" make 1.25M$/less and can be described as such:

Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
It is not arguable. Brandon Prust would make any team in the NHL a better team. He is a superb PKer, fights, hits, plays hard and creates energy. Defensively he is well above average and on a good year he would put up 25~30 points.

TTG, i'm thinking perhaps you have a perception of Prust that doesn't quite do justice the player he has been the past 2 years?

I saw him a lot in his Calgary days, and at that time, he was a decent energy 4th liner... the kind of guy you pay <1M$, and play <10min/night.

He's improved considerably since then.

and if a fan assessment isn't convincing enough for you, what about how his coach used him/trusted him?
almost 2min/gm of PK time in the playoffs... ice time up in the playoffs for a Conference finalist, and with a coach not shy to glue ineffective players to the bench.

and then you factor in the physical/character/attitude intangibles...

that's why he was looking for, and got, a 2M$+ contract.

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