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04-11-2012, 10:01 AM
NYR Sting
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I'm all about Murray. He's a polished defenseman. He's not the biggest, strongest, or flashiest, but he plays the smartest, most efficient game of the top blueliners in this draft. I think he's a very safe pick in the sense that he's no bust. He's going to be a steady, reliable NHLer for a long time. I don't know if he'll ever be a legit #1 defenseman, but he could definitely be a #1B. He's a great second pairing defenseman at worst. I love his decision making, and I love his priorities on the ice. He doesn't take stupid risks. It's not going to take very long for him to be a guy that an NHL coach has no problem putting out on the ice in any situation.

Rielly, however, brings some of the same qualities with more talent. He's a guy I could see eclipsing Murray, but I'd take Murray over Dumba or Trouba. Dumba is a very talented and skilled player, but his mental approach to the game needs a lot of work.

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