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01-26-2013, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Crede777 View Post
Murray isn't like Hamhuis because Hamhuis's game is much more physical. Murray uses his stick and positioning much more.

I have heard his upside is Niedermeyer-esque. 50 points and big minutes every night. Morelikely he seems like Bouwmeester without the character concerns.
I'd say his play style is Niedermayer-like ... current Jackets coach Craig Hartsburg was his coach in Everett before, and this is who he compared him to. While I don't know that he'll be that level of dominant, his skating is up around that level, and his vision is excellent. You're right, he's not a real physical guy, but he is solid at separating player from puck.

Hunter Shinkaruk and the Medicine Hat Tigers visit the Spokane Arena tonight. I don't dare visit that place on a Saturday night with my two little girls, but I will be keeping a close watch on the game from the comfort of my home. Shinkaruk is a guy we should be really watching also; if we don't land one of the big 4, he's a guy that's right on that next level. Coming into the season, I thought he would be a real contender for a top-3 pick, but with a slow start and some inconsistencies (not to mention being beaten out by Jonathan Drouin for a spot on Team Canada at the WJCs), he has fallen a bit. Still, he's a dynamic forward that has top line potential (if not size).

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