During Day Two of the draft yesterday, Brandon Prust tweeted that he appears to be parting ways with the Rangers organization, and will sign elsewhere on July 1:
I wish management wanted me back as much as the fans.. Thanks for the love everyone
Per Larry Brooks, the disagreement between Prust and Rangers brass is about $400,000 annually:
The 28-year-old winger, who is coming off a two-year deal in which he earned $800,000 per, is believed to be seeking a three-year contract in the range of $6.6 million while the Rangers are offering approximately $1.2 million less than that over the life of the contract.
Breaking this down, Prust wants roughly $2.2 million per year, and the Rangers are offering $1.8 million per season. The difference of $400,000 per year means Prust would earn $1.2 million less over the life of the contract.
Looking at Prust objectively, $2.2 million for a fourth line player is a bit absurd. With Brian Boyle making $1.7 million and Mike Rupp making $1.5 million, P...