Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Montreal signs Douglas Murray [1 Year/$1.5 million]
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08-22-2013, 01:18 PM
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I'm not sure if HB's comment was tongue-in-cheek or not (went to Cornell) because Murray isn't even close to one of the smartest hockey players "hockey IQ" wise. His playstyle never screamed "intelligent" to me. He isn't good with his stick, his positioning isn't great anymore, and even if he sees an opportunity to make a big hit, he's usually too slow to deliver it.
He's a big body who is hard to knock down and will attempt to clear the front of the net.
He's a smart player. It's how he survived in the league for so long with little mobility (which used to be better than now, but was never what I'd call "good"). Always plays within his limitations. Always cognizant of the possibility of being caught in the wrong place, which he can't recover from.

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