Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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07-07-2012, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by montreal View Post
I think the improvements on the bottom 6 will make this team a little easier to watch, as at least now they have a hard working, gritty, physical players so at least they will be tougher to play against.

If you are rebuilding and are going to struggle to make the playoffs, I'd rather sit tight and not throw money at hired guns only to take on more overbloated contracts. In 2 years the Habs will have Gomez, Kabs, Gio and Markov off the books which is currently 4 of our 6 biggest contracts/cap space. I'd rather see us build through the draft, and add hard working character players in the meantime to set a good example for the incoming rookies/prospects over the next few years.

I think management is sending a message, when they have a bottom 6 that could be made up of Moen, White, Prust, Armstrong, it's clear the Habs want to add hard working character guys. If they are going to miss the playoffs again, better to have guys like them then soft lazy players like Semin, etc.... that just tie up cap space down the road and aren't players you want to build your team around.

I agree all around. I'm happy about the direction that the habs are taking, but its still a pretty huge work in progress. The mistakes that management has made in the past cannot be corrected overnight.

I'm just coming to terms that this team has a long ways to go... I just hate the fact that it had to come down to this slow process.

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