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

Postby Froggy on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:03 pm

i prefer Sour Rug Malady
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:03 pm

The Sharks fanbase seems to be ecstatic at fleecing the Penguins and offloading their worst blueliner from the past two seasons. This will be interesting
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby lemieuxReturns on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:22 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:The Sharks fanbase seems to be ecstatic at fleecing the Penguins and offloading their worst blueliner from the past two seasons. This will be interesting


I don't see him playing well in Dan's system.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:49 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:The Sharks fanbase seems to be ecstatic at fleecing the Penguins and offloading their worst blueliner from the past two seasons. This will be interesting


Because we know fans NEVER think a player sucks when he really doesn't.

:slug:
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby mikey287 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:56 pm

Yeah, seriously. You do know that Stars fans actually drove Matt Niskanen here...that's why he was a throw-in...they literally just ran him out of town, Pittsburgh is where they ran out of gas...
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby Henry Hank on Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:06 am

The talk about Murray sounds an awful lot like the talk about Gill when the Pens got him. I think it's all about expectations. All the Pens need Murray to be is a tough third pairing D who will help improve the PK.

Same applies for Morrow. They don't need him to be a captain, they just need some complementary scoring and toughness. Again, it sounds kind of like Roberts and Guerin, who were both toiling on irrelevant teams. Coming to the Pens should bring something extra out of both of them.

Can't say enough, kudos to Shero. Anytime I start to doubt him he does something like this that proves that he still gets it. He identifies real needs and addresses them. He's not afraid to take some risks, but he doesn't take reckless ones. In the end, the Pens will be fine down the road without Joe Morrow and a few draft picks, just like trading Esposito, a first, Caputi, Welch, etc etc didn't sink them. They gathered up enough stock in D prospects and draft picks that allowed them to make these moves.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby Metalmike on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:06 am

I was reading TSN.ca fan comments about this trade and one person writes.. "Pens are trying to buy the Stanley Cup, Wont work, not talented enough" LOL!!!!!! This is not the main reason im not a Leafs/Habs fan but it does tell you something.

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

Postby DontToewsMeBro on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:08 am

MRandall25 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:The Sharks fanbase seems to be ecstatic at fleecing the Penguins and offloading their worst blueliner from the past two seasons. This will be interesting


Because we know fans NEVER think a player sucks when he really doesn't.

:slug:


well we did just potentially trade 2 2nd round picks for a guy with less goals than Martin Brodeur this season :pop:
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby BCG51585 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:06 am

mikey287 wrote:Yeah, seriously. You do know that Stars fans actually drove Matt Niskanen here...that's why he was a throw-in...they literally just ran him out of town, Pittsburgh is where they ran out of gas...


What were they driving??? Sounds very fuel efficient...
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby pekkasteele on Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:11 am

I don't know if this has been posted before in here, but Murray was asked, by a Swedish reporter what he thought about the trade.

"Blir man ledsen över att ha trejdats till Pittsburgh Penguins spelar man hockey av fel anledningar"

Translaton: "If you get sad that you are traded to Pittsburgh you are playing icehockey for the wrong reasons"

I think he will fit in nice here. At least with the fans and the players, on the Ice, I don't know.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby Pens4Life on Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:09 am

Loving this deal!!! Murray is a bit slow,but f.... monster D on skates :D big and physical,that is what we needed.
3rd pairing guy and PK.. And as someone else said,he brings fear on ice for some players,so its worth 2nd rounder already :)
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby Froggy on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:17 am

Metalmike wrote:I was reading TSN.ca fan comments about this trade and one person writes.. "Pens are trying to buy the Stanley Cup, Wont work, not talented enough" LOL!!!!!! This is not the main reason im not a Leafs/Habs fan but it does tell you something.

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I agree that buying a championship almost never works, but first of all, these are both low profile pieces of the puzzle type deals. Second of all, who is more talented than the pens if we're not talented enough?
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:19 am

The correct nickname is Crankshaft.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby Lesky on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:31 am

Välkommen till Pittsburgh, Douglas!
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby Steve on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:34 am

MRandall25 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:The Sharks fanbase seems to be ecstatic at fleecing the Penguins and offloading their worst blueliner from the past two seasons. This will be interesting


Because we know fans NEVER think a player sucks when he really doesn't.

:slug:


haha, exactly.

Out of curiosity, I did a quick check of one of their boards. Seems the concensous (from what I saw) was that he needed to go, but just about all were appreciative of what he did there, and many were hoping he does well with the Pens. Some even mentioned they would be rooting for the Pens in the playoffs now because of him. Hopefully he becomes a fan favorite here too....
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby no name on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:40 am

So who drops down the depth chart with this guy, Engelland or Niskanen. Or will he be the 7th guy or will he dress every game. I know he is slow but as long as he stays back and covers for his D partner i think he will do fine here.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:45 am

1. its TSN comments.
2. Its March, almost April
3. Salary cap
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby Henry Hank on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:48 am

I'd assume, and hope, that it's Engelland. I'd guess the six D they dress day one of playoffs are Martin, Orpik, Letang, Eaton, Niskanen, and Murray. Despres, Engelland, Bortuzzo the depth. I'm sure Despres sitting while incite the fan base but I think you need Eaton and Murray in the lineup for the PK. Chances are that injury will get Despres and others into the lineup anyway.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:53 am

I wasn't lending credence to the fan sentiment, merely stating what they are. The Dallas fan base views this as revenge for the Neal trade. If it works out great for both of us, that would be grand.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby Froggy on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:53 am

On one hand, I like the depth we have, but on the other, I'm a bit worried that Orpik-Martin seems to be the only set pair we have. When healthy, I would go...

Letang-Eaton
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:56 am

If Despres gets in for the playoffs (for any extended time), it's more likely that Eaton will have played himself out of the lineup, than Despres "deserving" to be in there instead.
This is srz business and you have to go with experience on the blue line.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby littlemoonboot on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:09 am

I risked severe lunchtime embarrassment but it was necessary.

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Jog on if you don't like it, this was by request. :P
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby newarenanow on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:12 am

Is it true he banged Tigers ex wife?
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby FreeCandy44 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:14 am

newarenanow wrote:Is it true he banged Tigers ex wife?

I also heard that. That what Madden was saying yesterday.
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Re: Penguins acquire Douglas Murray from SJ For 2nd+cond. 2n

Postby newarenanow on Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:15 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:
newarenanow wrote:Is it true he banged Tigers ex wife?

I also heard that. That what Madden was saying yesterday.


DVE morning show was talking about it this morning. Maybe that is where they got it.

Good for him though if true. Inventing a handless tap for a keg and tapping Tiger's ex, he has a dream life.
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