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12-21-2012, 01:06 PM
Neutral fan vote lol
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Originally Posted by Faidh ar Rud Eigin View Post
Ellis was at 17, he wasn't at age 18 or 19. Subban started as the 7th defensemen, he evolved into a top 6 role regardless if people called him the 7th defensemen. And Pietrangelo was one of Canada's top defenesemen, I don't know where people got the idea that he was 7th.

Who gives a **** what websites say, the definition of a 7th defensmen isn't a guy who plays (In all situations) more than the 6th defensemen. And that's what Murphy did, from the start of the game untill the end.
This is one of the few times I will agree. I feel Murphy can eventually evolve into a role like Subban did. I don't know why you take offense to Murphy being a 7th dman, I am just stating it in terms of pairings, not in terms that he is the worst dman of all of them. Murphy can usually play his game effectively with every dman in this roster because of his puck possession style, that's why I see him being the 7th dman.

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