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09-13-2013, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
I cheered the Murray signing for the reasons your listed but the problem is a systematic one - Murray is a patch, a declining poor-skating patch, where this organization should be looking at changing the build of the team at a fundamental level.

Bouillon, Briere and Murray are all indicative of the same problem.
It's not the same systemic problem because none of these patches have long-term contracts. The previous admins dogged us with long, expensive commitments to mid-tier players. Bergevin hasn't done that and will probably dump some of the remaining big contracts in a year. The Briere contract was his worst move, but he, Bouillon and Murray will be off the books in two years. By then, the team will be ready to add the new wave of bigger, more talented prospects.

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