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12-21-2012, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by ErnieLeafs View Post
Dumba didn't impress at all in the pre-tourney games. I don't think Murphy is the right fit (I think Percy as a steady presence would be great with Rielly or Hammer).

We'll be okay, I think Subban was the wrong choice between the pipes. That's the weakness in the Hockey Canada program right now. We aren't producing as many top-flight goalies as we are D-men and FWD's.
Originally Posted by weems View Post
Ok I wont even bring up why hes really not that good and massively overhyped but he was also brutal in the summer RUS/CAN series and has had a very underwhelming season in the WHL. I could understand someone having a beef with Murphy making it but Dumba has done nothing to show he deserves that spot besides being drafted high.
Originally Posted by Leaf Rocket View Post
Not really he was absolutely brutal in the evaluation camps, just awful. Not trying to exaggerate but he just couldn't get it at all.
This is a good reason why I never believe what I read on message boards without watching games myself before I come to a conclusion.

I don't think Dumba played bad at all, if anything he played a safer game, that perhaps was too toned down. Something that people were critical of him from the pre draft, he tried to do too much ala Dion Phaneuf and that often took him out of position, looking for a big hit. So when he reigns it in, people say he looked awful, he just needs to find the right balance.

There are times you need emotion in the game, you need a hit or someone to take the bull by the horns. Murphy doesn't possess this. Dumba does. There is a reason why Murphy has been cut 2 times from the selection camp. Spott influence obviously secured his position on the team.

Not you guys were watching the same games I was, Dumba still showed he had the ability to lug the puck out of the zone while being paired with Reinhart. There are a couple of guys that may be better D men on this team, Pulock another. If Canada doesn't win the gold, I am sure there will be a lot of second guessing. Really none of the D really impressed me last night, but again it is only 1 pre tourney game.

Need to get Reilly more involved as Bobby Mac alluded to before last night's telecast, Murphy just takes ice time away from Morgan. Not being a homer, but I would pin my offensive hopes on him than Murphy.

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