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01-07-2013, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by WilderPegasus View Post
I believe Bryan Murray was discussing the Ottawa Senators lineup, not the Binghamton Senators lineup. Minor leaguers aren't relevant to the conversation.
Dziurzynski is a prospect who has a very good chance of making the team next year, so other than playing in the AHL he isn't a minor leaguer in the context that you implied. Labrie is a bit older but he has progressed a lot over the last few seasons and even managed to play some NHL games last season. At this point he is pretty close to becoming a 4th liner somewhere around the league.

Labrie is one of the few "enforcer" type of players available as a free agent this off season who can actually play the game. Murray likes to have a few enforcers on the team and when you find a guy who can actually play the game, it is worthwhile looking into. Most of the time you have to sacrifice skill for toughness, so when you can find a tough player with decent skill it is good to jump on that opportunity.

Both Dziurzynski and Labrie are similar players to Neil and IMO we could use a few more players like Neil.

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