Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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02-21-2013, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Roulin View Post
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.
Well, I see things differently then. I can recall Prust killing an opponent's shift in our zone by winning a puck battle or stealing a puck in the defensive zone and either clearing it out himself or making a pass to someone to take it out of the zone. Granted, White hasn't seen much action, but he just doesn't appear to these little things as well as Prust.

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