Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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02-21-2013, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Prallchengher View Post
Where Prust is most similar to White, is that they aren't top end fighters. In everything else, Ryan White is worse than Prust.

White is not as good as Prust defensively or on the penalty kill. Nor does White put himself in as good position to score as Prust does, although Prust's finish is poor. White is a worse skater. White is also not shrewd as Prust. White has a habit of just tossing the gloves and going, whereas Prust seeks ways to draw penalties, such as walking into Enstrom's high stick or Neil's instigator.

Also, if you haven't noticed that cap is rather inflated these days compared to 2006. 1 million dollar players are mostly guys who have less dimensions (or none) or are guys on entry level contracts.

Well, is performance per dollars is the stat we're worried about, an excellent performance can bump that right on up.
A couple of points about White:

While White has taken too many penalties this season, this is a new problem over a small sample size. Last season, he drew more penalties than he took. Some of the penalties he has taken this season are also magnified because the opposition scored on the ensuing PP - but that's something that can't be expected to happen more than about 20% of the time, and it's not something that White can control.

I would argue that White's defensive instincts are at least at Prust's level. White also brings more verstility, as he has now proven himslef a capable center who can win faceoffs.

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