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07-24-2011, 01:06 AM
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With pick #165, the Pittsburgh Hornets select Mike Murphy, RW.



- 6'0", 190 lbs
- NHL Captain for 6 Years
- 7 20-goal seasons
- 5 50-point seasons
- Played in NHL All-Star Game (1980)

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Originally Posted by seventieslord
Murphy is hugely underrated. He is described as a solid, honest, hardworking, strong, and physical forward from his scouting reports, and he was strong defensively as well.

- He [had] 400+ games post expansion who killed at least 30% of their team's penalties throughout their careers (he killed 36%)
- He [had] a career 0.46 adj. ESPPG
- His 556 career points, three 60+ point seasons, and four 25+ goal seasons put him in pretty rare company among any player, not just wingers who killed penalties.
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Originally Posted by seventieslord
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Originally Posted by Hockey Scouting Report 1973
Has good size and a hard, accurate shot... fast enough to keep up with Unger, one of the fastest centers around.
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Originally Posted by Hockey Scouting Report 1976
Learned aggressive checking under Fred Shero in Omaha...
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Originally Posted by Hockey Scouting Report 1977
New breed of captain, in the Bobby Clarke/Jim Schoenfeld mold... spends time on flights pacing the aisles talking with teammates...
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Originally Posted by Hockey Scouting Report 1978
falls into the mould of Bobby Clarke - work and inspiration... leadership plus production have placed him as one of the mainstays in Kings' revival...
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Originally Posted by Hockey Scouting Report 1979
Even without scoring, he contributes with his leadership and defensive skills... Former coach Bob Pulford eates him among the league's premier two-way players... he's not afraid to dig in the corner for the puck and is a good penalty killer... He calls his play in the defensive zone "the strongest part of my game"...
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Originally Posted by Hockey Scouting Report 1980
Heady, unselfish defensive stalwart...especially effective along the boards, he makes deft use of skates to move puck while fending off opponents with arms.
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Originally Posted by Hockey Scouting Report 1981
dependable, hard working winger who checks strongly... a strong leader who has achieved success in hockey through hard work... a much-respected man in NHL circles..
He'll captain the squad, play on the third line with Art Jackson and help anchor the PK unit.

70s doing the heavy lifting, once again, in these posts.

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