Thread: Confirmed with Link: Mike Murphy to the KHL
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05-22-2012, 12:49 PM
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When you have a player who has played respectable hockey in the AHL at the very least and the opportunity arises for said player to get some starts in the NHL and you bench him while the starter plays more games in a row than he should, then you send the message that the organization does not trust you to play net in what is basically a throw away season. I don't fault Murphy for showing the organization that he's not an expendable farm hand. It is inexplicable why he didn't get a few starts this year when Peters was hurt, Boucher was hurt, and Cam was fatigued from starting all the games during that stretch.

Going to the second best league in the world to start and prove that you're legit is not the worst thing in the world for Murphy. If or when he comes back, he will either be coming back as the backup or he will have a place to play in Russia for better money. It's not a bad career move at all for him.

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