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01-07-2013, 05:08 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
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That misses the whole point, IMHO... the key is that he's developing his game, you can't look at the way he's playing right now and say that he has to be a forward. It'd be like looking at Subban when he was 18 and saying, yeah, he has to be a forward too the way he was playing then. Murphy is a year or two behind in that process, maybe, but it's waaaaaaaay too soon to write him off as a D just based on the current struggles.
If he hasn't progressed his complete game in another 3-4 years from now, well ok, then maybe you start labelling him as a PP specialist/forward switch candidate, but not now.
That's a terrible comparison. PK Subban had 2 inches and 25 lbs on Murphy at that age, you could see the physical side there. Murphy is tiny and doesn't have the frame to put on much weight.
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