Thread: Confirmed with Link: Mike Murphy to the KHL
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11-04-2012, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post

In his defense, it has to be really hard for a goalie with his unconventional style to get used to the wider ice. Changing all the angles slightly is a great way to expose a guy who isn't very big and doesn't play a typical butterfly.

That said, he blew it.
His first game he allowed 1 goal on 40 shots. His bad stats are mostly from that one game against Metallurg where it was just a shooting frenzy; Malkin, Gonchar, Kulemin, Kazionov were just all over Spartak's defense, it really wasn't Murphy's fault. They got outshot 40-26 that game.

It's definitely disappointing, he is playing at an almost NHL level, the most challenged he has been since he began his career. But he still could have definitely done better.

I just hope he signs somewhere quickly, and he can put his bad stint behind him.

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