: Player Discussion:
With Emelin in, who's out?
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11-13-2013, 03:33 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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Murray's a pylon. Sure, he's good when he's parked in front of the net, but having a guy that is only good at pushing guys in front of the net in the defensive zone is an anchor for the other 4 players. His gap control is terrible because of his limited mobility which gives opponents scoring chances on otherwise regular 2-on-2s or 3-on-3s. The guy goes for checks in situations where he shouldn't and in the event that he separates the puck from the puck carrier, he usually loses it in his feet and ends up looking like a dummy. Bouillon isn't very good, but Murray is downright terrible. And whoever called for Bouillon and Diaz to get sat in favour of Murray and Patetyn, give your head a shake buddy.
Hi buddy. There are many different things going on in a hockey game, Murray has a role and he does his job -- he's a big and intimidating physical presence and he can clear the crease and win board battles. It's a job nobody else on our defence can do. That's mostly why he was brought in.
And considering Murray was injured and missed the preseason and has now played a grand total of what six games with his new club, I think we should wait a bit before making generalized conclusions like "in the event that he separates the puck from the puck carrier, he usually loses it in his feet and ends up looking like a dummy" lol.
Got to look at the big picture.
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