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04-30-2011, 07:02 PM
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Both were never as highly touted as Murphy.

Del Zotto is a one-dimensional defenseman who has fallen out of favor with HC. If his one dimension isn't on point he's in the minors. Offensive D is the one position/need where we don't have the fortune to wait around or hope this guy gets his **** together.

Anisimov is a lanky, not highly skilled centerman who can't grind. That's a great two-way forward isn't it? One you'll be waiting years for to show up in the playoffs..

Personally, if Murphy is as good as they say he is those two are expendable to get him. If he's closer to Doughty than Sanguinetti you make that move. It's nice to have youth coming through, but they just aren't that good.
Murphy is not close to Doughty though. Doughty is a generational talent.

Murphy has his problems in the defensive end as well. If they could move up to grab him I would be okay with it. He is a very good player. However, he is not worth moving a 22 year old #2 center who had 44 points (a career high) with no history of any major injuries and who plays a VERY solid 2-way game.

I know Anisimov had a bad series in the playoffs, but forgetting his entire season is a knee-jerk reaction. Same goes for MDZ and his play for about 20 games before his demotion. Torts is not down on him, he just wants him to develop without the added pressure of the NHL. Not a terrible thing.

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