For one, the tool of choice was a bat. For the other, a stick. Tony Gwynn and Jean Beliveau died this year, unparalleled craftsmen who made the supremely difficult look almost easy.
There may have been a few that were bigger in the sport than Jean Beliveau, but there has never been a classier athlete in any sport.
For Prust, his biggest adjustment in Montreal is learning the finer points of the French language. Meanwhile, the Rangers are struggling to replace the multi-dimensional void left by his absence.