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Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2nd

Postby mikey287 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:16 pm

EDIT #eleventy: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from San Jose for a 2013 2nd round pick and a conditional 2014 2nd round pick (the condition is activated if the Penguins reach the Eastern Conference Finals in 2013 OR if the Pens re-sign him, otherwise it's a 3rd in 2014)

Hoping for just a roster jockey like Jeffrey, since the Sharks love slow players. Or a draft pick, but that puts us in a roster crunch.

Not a great acquisition, but people here will like it in the short term...

My quick report on Douglas Murray:

Douglas Murray - Extremely strong player, quite possibly the league's strongest. His hits carry tremendous reverberations. As with most brickwalls on skates, he's not tremendously mobile. Strong but sluggish with long, slow strides. First priority is physical pain, everything else is secondary. Goes for crosschecks before stick checks/lifts. Does a poor job making himself available for passes and doesn't do a good job maximizing the area he's defending. Very good shot blocker. Can get distracted easily on the ice, needs to do a better job of anticipating the next move instead of making a reactionary physical offering. Giving Murray the puck is like punting on 2nd & 4.

Career: #6 physical defenseman, like John Erskine but without the fighting.

:idea: Has the least Swedish name in Swedish history.

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In this thread:

GM Wilson praises Murray on departure: "This deal places Douglas in a quality situation which he deserves." (San Jose is not a quality situation, good point, GMDW) "He has been a warrior for our hockey club for the past eight seasons..."

Murray on trade: "San Jose has become home for me and I’m leaving with an empty feeling with the teams we had here not getting it done."

- Back and forth about the condition of the pick

- Lots of nodding

- A collective uneasy feeling about giving up two 2nd round picks for a rather low level defenseman, some tolerate it, some are belligerent as usual.

- I think that the Shero believes he's working with house money from the Staal/Sutter swap (acquired a "bonus" first, and a "bonus" second-round-caliber prospect in Dumoulin and is just parlaying them into assets instead of getting pigeon-holed into players he doesn't want or waiting around for Iginla until 2:59 pm)

- More head nodding

- Carolina was also in on Douglas Murray, Pens outbid them.

- I40 is called a dweeb.

- New numbers: Musical chairs with jersey numbers today. Here are the new ones: Douglas Murray #3. Brenden Morrow #10. Tanner Glass #15. Dustin Jeffrey #17
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby canaan on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:17 pm

oh snap
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby KBone on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:17 pm

Wat?
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby NJ5934 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:17 pm

Boom
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby Gaucho on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:17 pm

now what
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby sharpshootr55 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:18 pm

Shero doing work.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby canaan on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:19 pm

@Real_ESPNLeBrun: Am told the Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Douglas Murray from the San Jose Sharks... trade call still pending
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby Azkar on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:19 pm

cup = ours.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby Gaucho on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:19 pm

I'm guessing for Bortuzzo or a pick.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:19 pm

During the 2008 IIHF World Championship, Murray checked Russian player Aleksey Morozov out of the game. Morozov suffered a severe concussion, while Murray received a match penalty


:scared:
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby Froggy on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:20 pm

I don't know who this is. Someone do the legwork for me on this one
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby mikey287 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:21 pm

I added a quick report I had on him to post one.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby the wicked child on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:21 pm

Froggy wrote:I don't know who this is. Someone do the legwork for me on this one
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby Pavel Bure on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:21 pm

What is this I don't even
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby Pavel Bure on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:22 pm

Image
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby NJ5934 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:22 pm

the wicked child wrote:
Froggy wrote:I don't know who this is. Someone do the legwork for me on this one


Big and nasty
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby Malkamaniac on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:22 pm

In other words, he clears the net. 6'3 245.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby Azkar on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:22 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:Image


this is incredible.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby columbia on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:22 pm

This is what happens when I go to lunch.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby DMcGrew on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:22 pm

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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby tfrizz on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:23 pm

The price on Murray is rock-bottom. I'd be surprised if they gave up more than a mid-round pick for him. That said, he's the kind of rock the Pens needed to add on the back-end even if his play was subpar in San Jose this season.

Between him and B Morrow, the Penguins just got a whole lot tougher to play against and stepped up their defensive presence.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby canaan on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:24 pm

I think shero got his icalendar all messed up and thinks the trade deadline is 3/26
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby sil on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:24 pm

Don't know who Douglas Murray is? Think of a bottom-pairing Swedish D-man, made of steel and iron rather than flesh and bone. As Mikey is saying, not the best d-man from a fundamental standpoint, but the dude is physically solid as a rock.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby NJ5934 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:24 pm

tfrizz wrote:The price on Murray is rock-bottom. I'd be surprised if they gave up more than a mid-round pick for him. That said, he's the kind of rock the Pens needed to add on the back-end even if his play was subpar in San Jose this season.


Don't jinx this
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from Sharks

Postby shmenguin on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:24 pm

seems possible that kennedy would go the other way, no?
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