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03-26-2012, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post

That was also seven years ago, Easy. Stuart isn't the same guy he was then. He's much more defensively focused and physical whereas with the Sharks, he was more offensively-inclined and inconsistent in his own zone. If Stuart comes at a similar rate to Murray, who is worse than Stuart, then you have to make that move. It's a chance to snag a useful player in free agent and gain a future asset or two by trading Murray. That's not something they can pass up based on minor issues from seven years ago.
Last post on the issue. It wasn't minor. He may have changed, but very doubtful. IMO, the original departure was not entirely his play and the non-hockey issue wasn't minor in DW's eyes. IMO, TM would have to certify a sea change in Stuart to get DW's attention.

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