Thread: Confirmed with Link: Brandon Prust to Montreal [4 years, $10M]
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03-21-2013, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
You are missing the forest because the trees get in the way.

Ever wonder why Prust has the highest +/- on this team?

Think about that for a second.

Its not about Prust being the scoring machine. Its about his linemates who are scoring goals.

Go back and look at the stats for Galchenyuk. Since Prust was injured, he had two games without a single shot. A talented player like Galchenyuk cannot score goals if he is not shooting. Prust creates space on the ice because of his physical play. Added to that, he is not a liability when he is on the ice like White can be.

We became one of the best teams in the East and Prust was a huge factor in that. He is single handedly the reason Galchenyuk is developing before our eyes. Prust allows it to happen.

What many are advocating is revising a winning formula that we have this season and revert back to the days of old (forgot last year already????) when our skilled lines never got a chance to produce since they were having to pick themselves off of the ice after getting smashed into the boards.
...or his +/- could have to do with starting the season on the team's most sheltered line... or an unsustainable, team high PDO of 1081... there are many factors that go into +/- that have nothing to do with a player's performance. It's not a stat I consider to have any value.

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