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[OTT/CBJ] Nick Foligno for Marc Methot Part II
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07-08-2012, 05:01 PM
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Didn't Murray just fulfill his long standing desire to acquire Matt Gilroy?
Did he also share that same sentiment for Commodore, Smith, Picard, etc?
Murray and his team have tried to make trades/signings to fill a team need, whether that was physical D-men or puck movers. Did all these moves work out as hoped for? absolutely not.
However since the SCF run in 06/07 Murray had to replace Corvo, Priessing, Redden, Volchenkov, Schubert, and Mesaros mostly due to player decline, contract demands or trade requests. The only player to stick is Phillips.
So while the current D has yet to be tested as a group, Karlsson, Cowen, Gonchar, Methot, Lindin, and Phillips are as talented overall as the 06/07 group and possibly better balanced in terms of skill, size and physicality.
Building a team is a process, some players don't fit, some don't live up to expectations, some are moved to fill bigger needs and some are moved to create opportunities for youth. What the Sens have experienced under Murray is not unique in the NHL.
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