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12-28-2012, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by slightlystewpid420 View Post
I can only imagine what Murray would be doing if he wasn't hurt right now. I still can't believe how many people don't rank him near as high as he should.
That's their issue. With younger players, there's a tendency to be drawn to "NHL-caliber this or that", and rank accordingly. Someone who has an NHL-caliber wrist shot at 17, 18, or 19 has his faults glossed over because there's something obvious and tangible to focus on. Someone who doesn't have anything tangible and NHL-caliber will almost always be underrated substantially.

It's only with time that the important parts come to the forefront. A young player can add strength, he can add bulk, and he can improve all the little things. But the innate ability to read and react can't be taught. Everyone says Murray has that in spades.

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