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Columbus Blue Jackets: Defense Still An Issue

Ryan Murray can have a big impact in Columbus this year- if he stays healthy. The Columbus Blue Jackets are widely considered this season to be the best candidate to bounce back form the bad season that they had last year. With some new faces donning the Union Blue, along with some old finally able to come back healthy and ready to open the season against the Rangers. But with all...
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A healthy Murray could be Columbus' 'best acquisition'

When the Columbus Blue Jackets selected defenseman Ryan Murray second overall in the 2012 NHL entry draft, he was heralded as the next big-thing on the blue line.He hasn't quite lived up to expectations yet, but that is because he is A) just 21-years-old and B) he's often been injured.Murray was able to play in just 12 games this season, consistently dealing with a knee and ankle...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Unpopular Opinion: Shut Down Ryan Murray

Murray has been skating again and may play out the last couple of games in the 2014-15 regular season. In a season that has been rendered essentially useless, I ask myself this question: why the hell risk him to possible further injury? Most people will argue that hockey is a contact sport that exposes players to possible injury all the time which is a fair point but the discussion...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

How important is Ryan Murray to the Blue Jackets?

In 2012, when former general manager Scott Howson stepped up to the NHL Draft podium to announce the second overall pick, speculation was rampant: whose name would be called? For a team that struggled in every aspect of the game over the course of the prior season, this selection – perhaps more than any other […] The post How important is Ryan Murray to the Blue Jackets? appeared...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

2013-14 CBJ Season Review: Ryan Murray

Between a breakout season from Ryan Johansen, another dominating year for Bob, and an underrated top tier performance from James Wisniewski, there’s no shortage of great stories to share from last season’s Blue Jackets team. One of my favorite things was the emergence and growth of Ryan Murray. During many games, the #CBJ feed on Twitter would just heap praise at the rookie d...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Murray happy to be back for final games of Blue Jackets playoff run

If Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray hadn't been quite up to speed on the intensity of these playoff-push games the past few weeks, he's probably all caught up by now. The impressive rookie had missed 15 games after injuring his knee and having arthroscopic surgery a few weeks ago. He returned for Friday night's immensely entertaining game against the defending Stanley...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: Rick Nash comes back to Columbus

As I talked about last week, the Columbus Blue Jackets (36-27-6) are finally showing their fans their true potential. This week they struggled in games they needed, but managed to pull off a win last night against the Montreal Canadiens (38-26-7). But, their most important game of all will be tonight when they face off against the New York Rangers (37-29-4). Not only are the two...
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Murray’s surgery: what it means for the Blue Jackets

Ryan Murray’s surgery: what it means for the Blue Jackets Today the Columbus Blue Jackets (33-26-5) announced that defenseman Ryan Murray would be out for four to six weeks due to a surgery he needs to fix a problem he had with his knee. As a rookie this year Murray has scored three goals and has 17 assists; and is currently ranked third amongst all league rookies for blocked shots...
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackets' Murray to miss 4-6 weeks after surgery

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Columbus Blue Jackets rookie defenseman Ryan Murray will miss four to six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee. The 20-year-old Murray, the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NHL draft, has three goals and 17 assists and a +3 plus/minus rating in 61 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He ranks third among all league rookies in blocked shots (93...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Murray playing like a poised veteran in his rookie year

Considering his poise and the plays he makes out there on NHL ice rinks, it's sometimes hard to believe Ryan Murray is a rookie. But indeed he is, a mere 50+ games into his NHL career, and the Columbus Blue Jackets defensemen is really just getting his skates wet, if you will, when it comes to the landscape of the world's best hockey league. The native of Saskatchewan loves a lot...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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