Thread: Confirmed with Link: Douglas Murray signed 1 year deal ($1.5m)
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08-22-2013, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
Right. Which, again, is not necessarily a condemnation of how Murray played for them. If you can upgrade one player with an objectively better one...you do it.

At no point did I say "Murray brought back 2 second rounders, so he must be awesome!" even though that's what you're arguing against.

I'm simply saying that a hockey mind considerably more celebrated than a Sharks blogger saw enough value in Murray to give up a considerable amount for him because he thought he could help his team at the time. Which, personally, is enough reassurance that Murray can still bring value to a hockey team and enough to reinforce my belief that maybe numbers, contrary to the "evidence" MathMan posted that I was responding to, aren't always everything.

All you're looking for in a deal like this is value. If what Murray brings can outweigh his noted shortcomings, it's good value.
I know I know, I'm simply saying that the fact Shero went after him truly means nothing. Teams sign/trade for bad players all the time, it doesn't mean much.
But I agree, on our team, he does fill a void. We desperately needed a big guy with size than can punish opponents, fight well, clear the net, and really come to Price's defense if need be.
I just wish we hadn't re-signed Drewiske/Bouillon, as them+Murray is a little redundant.
I'm hoping to be way off on Drewiske and he ends up being a late bloomer. I think that's what management believes, it's the only way to justify a two year deal.

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