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05-21-2013, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by overlords View Post
Vancouver selects Matt Murphy!

<-- Location: Halifax. What do you think I'm going to say? Gotta say, he developed a kind of shutdown reliability this season that I didn't fully expect. You expect defensemen to get progressively "better" by the eye test with experience, but he just kind of stepped into a smarter, more conservative role after coming over from Val d'Or than I expected, making it hard to judge. I mean, at face value, his production has gone downhill in the playoffs... but I'd argue that he's playing some of his best - if not necessarily offensively productive - hockey. Hard to stay so disciplined and still contribute so much to shutting down opponents, too.

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