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03-29-2012, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by nickschultzfan View Post
I love all this talk about Murray's "lack" of an offensive game. It's a joke.

First, doesn't anybody remember Murray putting up 10 points at the U18 tourney in 2011? He was second on the team behind Murphy! He was better than the forwards on the Canadian team! He put up more points than Zibanejad, McNeil, and Mr. Filip Forsberg in that tournament!

Second, this year at the WJC, he was in the middle of the pack on that blueline, and he was with guys older than him.

Finally, in the WHL playoffs, he just put up 3 goals, 5 points, in 4 games.

I've said this before, if the guy didn't get hurt this year, he would have put up 55 points in the WHL, and we would all be magically taking about how great is "offensive" ability is and how great it will project onto the NHL.
Murray was on pace for 47 points this year. He was on pace for almost identical stats to last year. That's what discourages me most about him is, injury excuses aside, he hasn't improved his offensive numbers at all. Some players hit their ceiling early, and I see a threat that Murray has done just that offensively.

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