Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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02-22-2013, 06:01 PM
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To me...Prust = Neil

I believe Neil's salary cap hit is 2M...if Chris Neil hits the open market, he's making at least 2.5M as well.

Yes overpaid for what they produce on the ice in terms of points, but those types of players are so rare, you're paying for intangibles

On a team like the Habs that's desperately lacked this edge in their game...it's the price to pay.

But it's not crippling, it's not preventing the Habs from icing a competitive lineup...so I don't see what the problem is
Great comparison. Not that they're the same player, but they bring so much value beyond their strict hockey skills. They are rare commodities even if they only play limited minutes. On the open market you have to overpay to get them. Would I overpay for Neil, especially a few years ago? In a heartbeat.

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