Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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07-07-2012, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Roulin View Post
How much cap space do you think Prust's contribution to workplace happiness is worth? Or how many wins/win shares can we expect from this improved happiness? And, how accurate do you think Habs management can possibly be in predicting that contribution?
About 100,000 to 200,000. 300,000 max. But see, if he's a problem, the action to take is simply not signing him at all.

I'd say he'd be good for 3-5 extra points based on improving workplace satisfaction, by serving as a catalyst to improve others' performance.

Prust, on the whole, when taking account his penalty killing, willingness to scrap, and being a good forechecker who can provide some supplementary scoring, might assist in acquiring 10 extra points.

As I see it, most of Prust's overpayment is due to teams simply having more money to toss around and hence can "overpay" without large penalty. Plus, Montreal has to sweeten the deal moreso than other team because the player is seeing less after-tax income there than elsewhere.

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