still a Free Agent but haven't heard to much about where he's interested in and how much he's asking.
personally I'm hoping Leafs sign him but no news headed that way... much easier to sign a top 4 D-Man then trade for one.
so.... where are some likely destinations and for how much?
More of a specialist than a top-4 guy. He's a smart player who takes no prisoners in front of the net and in the corners, but his foot speed is so poor that you really need to hide him and watch his matchups to get anything out of him. You can't really dump the puck in his corner without risking getting killed, but if you hit the line with speed and your head up, Murray can easily be exploited.
I was terrified Capuano would start sending Grabner over the boards every time Murray hit the ice, but thankfully he never did.
In any event, Murray's a rather specialized tool that isn't in high demand. I'd be surprised if he clears $1.5 million per. I would NOT be surprised if nobody offered him a contract at all.
Douglas Murray might be the partner Edler needs, in Vancouver. Foot Speed is less of a problem if you don't need to do offensive stuff, Edler can do all that and Murray can trail the play as a safety valve/rearguard type.