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08-22-2013, 12:39 AM
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Why Mursak never worked out ?

I wanna know why Mursak kept going up and down from the nhl-ahl ahl-nhl and why he signed in Russia he was a really good player !?

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He wasn't THAT good. He had some shots, the injury threw any chance at a great season under the bus. After the ankle injury his skating was never 100%, and he got passed by other up-and-comers.

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We have similiar players that are more gritty (ie Drew Miller), Mursak looked slow after his injury too.

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He was too weak. He wasn't strong on his skates and seemed like a deer in headlights on the ice. Great guy and wish him all the best.

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Mursak would get called up and then would immediately get hurt. I think he had a lot of potential for a 4th line role. I was sad to see it didn't work out.

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Injuries, lack of top 6 potential, depth of roster.

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Too weak and too injury-prone.

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He wasn't THAT good. He had some shots, the injury threw any chance at a great season under the bus. After the ankle injury his skating was never 100%, and he got passed by other up-and-comers.
I mean, he was at least a solid grinder type with good speed. We just never really gave him a real chance + injuries. We kept signing a bunch of garbage year after year that kept him out of the lineup.

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If he had ever gotten lucky health-wise, I think he would have been a staple on the team.

His speed + shot are understated, IMO. Those are both more than adequate, and would translate well in the NHL. It was his back luck with health, which lead to him being tentative, and then lack of "everyday'er" status that kept him from ever being a regular NHL player.

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Forward version of Derek Meech. Just more skilled.

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Injuries and depth.

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I think his game isn't being given enough credit here, he had the potential to be a good 3rd liner with some offensive ability. Especially without Helm, we could have used his speed.

I think he'll be back in the NHL soon. Whether that's with Detroit or not, I don't know. Our bottom six was crowded already, and every time Mursak was given a shot, injuries took him out. Unfortunate.

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I think his game isn't being given enough credit here, he had the potential to be a good 3rd liner with some offensive ability. Especially without Helm, we could have used his speed.

I think he'll be back in the NHL soon. Whether that's with Detroit or not, I don't know. Our bottom six was crowded already, and every time Mursak was given a shot, injuries took him out. Unfortunate.
This right here. In the AHL playoffs last season, Mursak was money for sure. I was very impressed with his play and if he didn't give it his all in the playoffs, the Griffins wouldn't have won the cup. Some players would have mailed it in after signing to play overseas. Mursak turned it up and really dominated in the playoffs.

Shame it didn't work, but I bet we will see Mursak back in the NHL in a year or two.

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Forward version of Derek Meech. Just more skilled.
IIRC didn't we play Meech as forward for a couple of games?

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This right here. In the AHL playoffs last season, Mursak was money for sure. I was very impressed with his play and if he didn't give it his all in the playoffs, the Griffins wouldn't have won the cup. Some players would have mailed it in after signing to play overseas. Mursak turned it up and really dominated in the playoffs.

Shame it didn't work, but I bet we will see Mursak back in the NHL in a year or two.
I still think Jim Nill will sign him to Dallas after that KHL-season. Stars are lacking just that kind of speedy energy line players. Mursak would help them for few years before Nill gets drafted new guys to replace him.

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Injuries, depth, poor luck etc.

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I wanna know why Mursak kept going up and down from the nhl-ahl ahl-nhl and why he signed in Russia he was a really good player !?
He was given two chances to prove himself, but injuries intervened. In the meantime, other prospects became immediately valuable at the NHL level, and there was no longer space for him.

That said, Mursak was never that good at the NHL level. He lacked proper NHL scoring talent, and he was too small to be an effective grinder. That's probably why he cleared waivers.

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