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03-21-2013, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Look at the team dynamics and why the Habs are in first place.

If you overlook what Prust has done for the Habs, you are making a great mistake.

Prust has the same number of goals as Eller and one less than Bourque. Prust has the highest +/- on the team and is second with the number of hits.

Stop thinking of Prust as a fighter. His hockey skills and what he brings to this team and his linemates supercedes your perception of him as just a fighter.
Even if Prust plays fourth line he'll still play lots of minutes on the penalty kill. Currently only Gallagher, Moen, Armstrong and White average less time a game at even strength than Prust.

We'll still likely see Prust moved up at end of games to help hold leads in place of younger guys like Galachenyuk/Gallagher or weaker defensive players like Ryder.

Either way its a nice problem to have, less than 12 months ago we had guys like Darche/Blunden/White/Geoffrion in our top six.

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