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12-12-2012, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Nash View Post
That's a good thing for Murphy, because if he makes the team I feel it will be based more on reputation than what he has shown thus far. Those 4 D sitting are locks. There are only 3 spots left. There are questions when it comes to Murphy. Do you trust him to take a regular shift on the third pairing? Does this team actually need a PP specialist given some of the other selections? Would TC feel comfortable playing Murphy even more minutes if one of the top 4 gets injured?

I've always liked high risk/high reward defenseman. That's how I like to play myself. However, if his pros do not outweigh his cons, it isn't worth it to risk him being on the team.
Even better considering Spott thinks he is worth the risk and is probably his most vocal supporter.

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