Thread: Value of: NHL forward for Douglas Murray
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11-22-2013, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by EagleBelfour View Post
Douglas Murray makes Hal Gill look like a speedskater, but he's still useful as a 6th-7th defenceman. Use the body very well, decent in the defensive zone, clear the crease well, decent shot blocker. I think the Montreal Canadiens are set to leave Tinordi and Beaulieu in the AHL for the year, and Murray is better than Drewiske. I would keep him over trading him for the usual 6th-7th round pick.
That is who Murray most resembles in the NHL. Murray get 1.5 million. Gill is getting $600,000. Gill IS the #7-8 D-man in Philly.

I do agree, no sense in trading him for that return. Realistically, he could only fetch a similar waiver type of forward.

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