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03-27-2012, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by
Prophet of Glennie
Where does this assesment come from? How is he not good without without the puck? He makes mental errors, but as I said, so do almost every junior defensemen. His speed and hockey sense allows him to get back to cover most mistakes.
And Beaulieu really isn't better defensively than Murphy. And you're wrong on the second part, Murphy had to change his game because Don Hay and the other assistant coaches (Especially the one, forget his name but he was the one responsible for Murphy being cut from the 2011 Ivan Hlinka despite Murphy being far and away the best player at that camp) wanted Murphy to play a defense first style and they all but neutralized his game. Murphy lost all his edge, offensively and defensively.
Beaulieu can use his size and he plays much more physical than Murphy and has great speed too to get back on defense. He's a better player overall. Beaulieu made it over Murphy for a reason. Beaulieu can obviously adapt to any style a lot better than Murphy can. Versatile players have an advantage.
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