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09-13-2013, 02:03 PM
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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.
While Murray is indeed a patch, he is a cheap one and is only signed for this season. Not every need can be filled internally, and that lack of a physical presence could only be filled by an external signing.

Not everything we do needs to be an internal move. Signings and trades can benefit a team well, whether or not they are just patches. We needed a player to play big minutes on the penalty kill, we needed a player to make up for Emelin's hitting, and we've got him in Murray.

I can't see this as a bad move in any way.

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