Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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02-20-2013, 10:02 PM
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I agree Prust is overpaid by 1 million, compated to if we had developed him ourselves, correctly assessed his value and signed him fairly long term before he got to UFA.

But I would argue that overpaying a UFA by 1 million dollars is not that big a deal, especially for a 15th place team with more money than talent. The point is what kind of guy did they get, and on that front I think they added a clear plus to the team. Prust is a versatile player who contribute from the fourth line or step up and play a role on a third line (like protecting valuable rookies. And how much are they worth?)

As a percentage of his earnings, Prust is massively overpaid. As a percentage of the cap hit, even next year and beyond, Prust's contract is actually not bad value. He adds a surprising amount to the team, even if his points tail off.

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