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04-29-2013, 05:12 PM
Join Date: May 2010
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Has Murphy played games for the Canes this year? How has he looked?
He played 7 games here this season as an emergency call up.
His defense was better than I expected, though I expected something between nonexistent and awful.
He was excellent if you put it in the context that "Hey, this guy was playing against 16 year olds yesterday!". NHL-wise, it was barely passable.
Good in transition, had a tendency to lose his man watching the puck (which is expected), but that improved over the course of his time here. Lost some board battles, but didn't get owned as often as I thought he would. Reaction time was also bad at first, but that's to be expected, and it improved over the course of his time here.
He'll be in the NHL next year because our defense blows and the org. will want him to "save" it. Which is a mistake IMO.
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