Pros and Cons of the Montreal Canadiens’ Deal with Douglas Murray

August 24th, 2013 by Ryan Szporer Leave a reply »
When the Montreal Canadiens signed Douglas Murray to a one-year, $1.5 million deal this past Thursday, they made a statement.

It was a pretty nonsensical statement, essentially something along the lines of: “We want to win right now, but only with older, slower players getting us there.” But it was a statement nonetheless.

Okay, officially the statement, direct from the press release on the Habs’ website via Marc Bergevin, was: “Douglas Murray is an experienced defenceman with good size and is a seasoned veteran. He will bring a physical dimension to our team and is a significant addition to our group of defencemen.”

At 6’3”, 245 pounds, Murray definitely is undeniably a significant addition to the Habs; but mainly "significant" in the most literal sense of the word—substantial for another word. Weighty?

He’s big, is what I’m saying. But is bigger better in this particular case?

Here are the pros and cons of the Canadiens’ deal with Murray.

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