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08-22-2013, 11:22 AM
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Douglas Murray signed 1 year deal ($1.5m)

https://twitter.com/canadiensmtl/status/370566128948367360

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Douglas Murray

Arpon Basu just tweeted we agreed to a deal in principle.

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Nice move. Now let's from all those who think he sucks...

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I can dig it.

Helps out with the physical game while Emelin is out.

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Not a great skater but he gives us something that we drastically need.

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Dislike unless he's a bottom pair minutes eater (take a seat, Frankie). He can't handle anything more. Would've been much more thrilled with this years ago.

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If the numbers are good, this a nice signing. Can't skate very well, but he brings some violence to the back end.

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That's what I'm talking about Bergy!!!!

Great move, some size on the back end to help out up while Emelin is out, and if not needed or not in a playoff race by the trade line, might get a pair of draft picks for him.


Great move!

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Pretty safe to say Tinordi is going to spend the majority of the season in Hamilton, if not all of it.

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Pretty safe to say Tinordi is going to spend the majority of the season in Hamilton, if not all of it.
Which I think is the main positive of this signing.

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Time to go on the main board and read other fan base laugh at us for trying to get away from our softness tag

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I'm a fan of this move for a couple reasons:

1) you can NEVER have enough d-man...EVER!!

2) a crease clearing big hitting dman is something the habs needs. they have enough puck movers, this fills a need.

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Douglas Murray is one of the worst D-men in the league. He's another marginal defenseman on a team that had already accumulated too many of them.

His only quality is that he's big. That's little consolation given that he's unable to provide NHL-quality defense.

If the notion that Marc Bergevin was some sort of excellent GM wasn't completely dispelled by his off-season so far, we should be free of this notion now.

I hope the front office will now cease to accumulate mistakes as sacrifices to the false idol of size.

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Moar SIZE!!!! Strenght!!! BIG GUYS!!!!!

Circle jerk commence.

I like the signing by the way.

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Pretty safe to say Tinordi is going to spend the majority of the season in Hamilton, if not all of it.
I love Tinordi and all, but I want him to be a leader with the Bulldogs mext year

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I'm a fan of this move for a couple reasons:

1) you can NEVER have enough d-man...EVER!!

2) a crease clearing big hitting dman is something the habs needs. they have enough puck movers, this fills a need.
Quality>Quantity. Anyway, i don't understand this logic, why can't you have enough d-man?

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I'm happy with this signing. He adds an element of physicality which the team needs badly. Not to mention he has some size! A good temporary replacement until Emelin is healthy.

Given his foot speed (or lack thereof), I think it is important that he's paired with someone who's got some wheels. Got to keep an eye out so Murray doesn't get exposed too much. Let the discussion begin!

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I like the guy but he is slow as hell. Really slow!!

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I like this signing

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Pretty safe to say Tinordi is going to spend the majority of the season in Hamilton, if not all of it.
Really don't think, we need 8 dmen, Murray is to replace Emelin, so we have a mix of

Gorges Subban
Markov Tinordi
Murray Daiz
Bouillon DD

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Got 2 2nds last year, maybe can get 1 this year

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I'm a fan of this move for a couple reasons:

1) you can NEVER have enough d-man...EVER!!

2) a crease clearing big hitting dman is something the habs needs. they have enough puck movers, this fills a need.
what he says.

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Dislike unless he's a bottom pair minutes eater
I'm pretty sure that's exactly what this is...?

They didn't sign a guy to a 1 year deal at the end of August to put him on the first pairing...

Anyway assuming the $ is cheap, no problems with this. Murray isn't who he was years ago but some experienced D depth can't hurt, and he can bring a needed dimension of toughness.

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Can he be slower than Hal Gill ? I believe that he is a piece of a puzzle. Won't play 23 minutes a game but 15-18, he should be fine and play a role with Parros helping Prust...

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If the notion that Marc Bergevin was some sort of excellent GM wasn't completely dispelled by his off-season so far, we should be free of this notion now.
Yup I'm really disappointed as well, looks like the team isn't going anywhere for the foreseeable future with him at the helm. Oh well.

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