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07-04-2012, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by caribouPINE View Post
Just checked the Sharks board... they are suggesting a Clarke MacArthur for Douglas Murray swap. Would you?

I'm not sure. I do some some positives though. A big defenceman, sort of replaces Schenn, adds some size and stability and allows us to not rush any young guy (i.e. if we have an injury to our top 6/7 then guys like Blacker are next in line). Murray has 1 more year at $2.5M left so you're not married to the guy. Could even try him with Phaneuf? (remember, Phaneuf played some of his best hockey as a Leaf with a similar guy in Keith Aulie).


Would make Gunnar have to flip sides though.

Just thinking out loud a little. I'd rather send them Lombardi

I would do this deal as well. Players would have their heads on a swivel and thinking twice about what they do if they have to worry about both Phaneuf and Murray on the ice looking for the big hit on a unsuspecting player.

The acquisition of Murray would round out a solid and versatile D-corp for the Leafs.

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