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Bob Murray's Big Plan

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#1 OFFLINE   chicken wing

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

There was a plan for the Ducks after last season's disaster, General
Manager Bob Murray insisted, even as everything seemed to crumble around

As the saga involving highly touted prospect Justin Schultz came to a
bitter end, another headache arose when high-scoring winger Bobby Ryan
went public with his displeasure over being part of the trade rumor mill
and openly questioned whether there was a future for him in Anaheim.



general manager Bob Murray was taking plenty of heat last season. But
some of his strategic moves during the offseason have the team off to a
hot start.
Murray pushed on with his plan to reshape the Ducks and keep them                                                                                                                                          competitive even as upcoming contract negotiations with stars Ryan

Getzlaf and Corey Perry loomed like potential storm clouds and the
franchise's direction at a crossroads.

Fast forward eight months and the Ducks not only haven't waved the
white flag but are one of the NHL's surprise stories with their 12-2-1
start that sits them only behind Chicago for the best mark in the

Murray's plan is not only looking pretty good these days but he may have struck gold with a number of moves.

Enticing impressive Swedish goalie Viktor Fasth with a one-way NHL
contract could become a masterstroke. Free-agent signings Sheldon
Souray, Daniel Winnik and Bryan Allen look like perfect fits. Even the
recent pickup of defenseman Ben Lovejoy for a low-round draft pick has
paid dividends with Cam Fowler sidelined.

Just don't count on the behind-the-scenes Murray to pat his back.



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#2 OFFLINE   kbooks


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

Leaf fans crow about the Gardiner & Lupul for Beauchemin deal but the deal has worked for Anaheim. Beauchemin has the best plus minus in the league and is the mainstay on the Ducks defense. He is the Ducks number one shutdown guy and doing it very well.


Beauchemin did not fit with the Ron Wilson run and gun offence but if he had still been in Toronto when Carlyle arrived he would have been the anchor on Leafs defense for Carlyle a role now being filled by Kostka.

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#3 OFFLINE   **LS**


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

I like Beauch and all, but no matter how you slice it, that was not a good deal for Anaheim. 

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