Thread: Confirmed with Link: Douglas Murray signed 1 year deal ($1.5m)
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08-22-2013, 01:04 PM
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sandysan
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
I don't particularly think that was a "need" that needed to be "filled".

But even if it is, well, a guy who isn't an effective NHL player is never going to fill any kind of need effectively for a NHL team no matter what other qualities. Murray makes his team worse when he's on the ice compared to virtually any other NHL defenseman. That's not something he's going to be able to make up for by "filling a need".

He's one of the worst defensemen in the league, folks. That's going to overwhelm any kind of marginal value he brings by being different from the guys the Habs already have.

Again, you can choose to essentially set the lineup anyway you like but the success of pairing a PMD and a SAH cannot be denied.
With emelin out and tinordi being so green we had ZERO presence in front of price. Who is going to fear riding the crease in front of price if they have to battle with bouillion/diaz/markov or georges ?
the answer is no one. I suspect OUR front nine would have no problems against out D.

Just because out forwards wont ( for the most part) stand at the top of the crease does not mean that other teams wont. they will and they do. look at the good defensive pairings in the league, how many of them have the softness of the habs ? Very few.

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