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03-30-2013, 08:54 AM
Get well, Bryan
Join Date: Mar 2013
Funny, bringing up the LeClaire trade as a knock on Murray. The second round pick that went our way in that trade ended up being Lehner.
I think Murray has an above average trade record overall. If I was to knock anything it would be his free agent signings, but then again UFA signings almost always involve overpaying for players who are getting old. The drafting has been at an elite level, and that is what will push this team over if it wins the cup in the next 5 years. The selection of coaches has been hit or miss up until now, but I would argue that Murray was exactly correct in identifying what the team needed when he went out and got Paul MacLean. At this point I would consider the overall coaching from the big team all the way down to Bingo to be elite.
So my report card for Murray would be:
FA signings: D
Coaching: B (overall) but an A+ in the current term
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