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02-20-2013, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by No Team Needed View Post
According to an article, the Predators and Flames offered Prust more money after taxes than what the Canadiens offered at $2.5M per season but Therrien and Scott Mellanby went right to his parents house where he was staying at the opening day of free agency to give him a #8 Prust sweater and say they needed him in Montreal.

Therrien told him that he envisioned him on the third line, sometimes the top six if needed due to injuries and he could see him earning PP time (he has played 8:38 of PP so no, we don't play him regularly there).

Basically, Montreal went the extra mile. It was a big commitment by the Canadiens to take a $2.5M hit on the cap but Prust didn't go for the most money. He went for the team that wanted him the most.
Oh, so other teams offered him more money but he still signed with Montreal, not because of his girlfriend, but because of this?

Right. /s

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