Douglas Murray hit on Mike Kostka (GIFS)

GIF: Doug Murray elbowing Mike Kostka in the head. Awful.— Pat Iversen (@PatIversen) April 2, 2014Hab's defenseman Douglas Murray should be getting a long suspension from the NHL's Department of Player Safety after this dirty, bush-league hit on Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka. This is unacceptable. What's your prediction for this suspension?
Via Goon's World
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekend to forget for Habs

Not a good weekend in Montreal. An OT loss to Tampa, and a one goal loss to Winnipeg. Two wins would have had them neck and neck with the Lightning for 3rd place. Instead, panic on Gauchetière as fans of the Canadiens try to sort out what is going on. The good? Nathan Beaulieu continues to look like an NHL player. The kid has wheels. The bad? Just about everything else. Brendan...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Habs in tough as Prust hits the shelf

Now this sounds familiar: the Canadiens are suffering a barrage of injuries. Last week we learned Davis Drewiske would be gone 6 months, Max Pacioretty 3 weeks, and now Brandon Prust is out a month with a shoulder injury. Add to that George Parros, Alex Emelin, Doug Murray, and a clearly banged up Josh Gorges, not to mention a concussed Daniel Briere, and you get...a regular season...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Here we go

It's about time, isn't it? The Habs are set to open the season in Montreal tomorrow night against the Maple Leafs. A few quick Habs-related predictions on the eve of a promising 2013-14 campaign: Final points prediction: 99 Final place in standings: 2nd in Atlantic PK Subban hits the 70 point mark for the first time Lars Eller finishes the season with >...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Dust off the cobwebs, les boys are back

The Canadiens training camp is underway, and that cool, breezey autumn air is on its way. Major additions include Daniel Briere, who I suspect we'll see deployed on the first line, and George Parros, who is currently injured but will add some much needed punch to Montreal's forward units. Alex Emelin will be missing on the back end, as a knee injury will keep him out until...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Thoughts on the Doug Murray signing

It's hot and sunny, so this will be short and sweet: good move. Bergevin gets a veteran defenceman to help bridge the period that Alexei Emelin will miss while recovering from surgery, one who can move the puck a little bit and is good positionally. He's also very intelligent, and has a very successful patent, but that's a story for another day. Back to summer, but...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss


The best part of this game was when the Ottawa Senators emerged from the visitors' dressing room and the Islanders didn't. The Penguins immediately found themselves with time to make plays and make moves. Did you notice something else in Game One? The furious rushes up ice that were the Islanders' M.O. were gone. That drop in team speed between the Isles and Sens will...
Via The Pensblog
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Where Douglas Murray peed in some guy's cereal

A guy named Steve Wozniak wrote something for Yahoo Sports about how Murray is the weak link on the Pens' blue line. The article mentions that Deryk Engelland can go stride-for-stride with speedy NHL forwards, so there's that. Also, this gong show was written on the heels of Game 3, which makes it all the more puzzling. Here are some good quotes from the article: ...
Via The Pensblog
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Focused on Players on Team, Moving on After Missing Out on Jarome Iginla (Video)

The Bruins thought they had Jarome Iginla — then they didn’t. After losing out on the longtime Calgary captain to the Pittsburgh Penguins — who had also previously acquired Brenden Morrow and Doug Murray — suggesting it’s panic time for the Bruins might not be too far off the mark. Nonetheless, the players that are actually on the team are staying focused, saying that they’re...
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

New-look Penguins ready for chemistry experiment

The additions of Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and Doug Murray have turned the Pittsburgh Penguins into the Stanley Cup favorites. It's also turned coach Dan Bylsma into a scientist. Bylsma will spend the next month trying to figure out what combinations work best. It's unlikely he'll mess with the top line of Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis. Crosby leads...
Via Fox Sports
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Vote: Are the Pittsburgh Penguins Now the Favorites to Win the Stanley Cup?

The NHL has been turned on its head. While trade talk has dominated the landscape heading into Wednesday’s deadline, the Pittsburgh Penguins have suddenly owned all of that talk, completing three deals to fortify themselves for the stretch run. On Wednesday night came the news — which was most shocking to Bruins fans — that the Pens had acquired longtime Calgary captain Jarome...
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Playing Musical Chairs with Defensemen

Yesterday morning Ray Shero had eight active defensemen on his roster and one defenseman, Kris Letang, on Injured Reserve.  In between then and now defenseman Simon Despres was returned to the WBS Penguins, Kris Letang was taken off IR, Robert Bortuzzo was sent down to the WBS Penguins for “conditioning assignment”,  Kris Letang is back on IR this time with a broken foot...
Via PenguinPoop
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Matthew Barry: Cross Iginla Off Kings List

"The chances of the Kings making and succeeding in a serious pitch for the right wing appear slim." - Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times. As much hype as this deal has been touted, as much as Marty McSorley tells the media that Sutter wants Iginla, its just not going to happen. The Kings would have to give up way too much to acquire him. I mean if a 5-6 D-man like Doug...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

John Toperzer: Game Night: Can the Pens make it 13th straight?

Montreal (20-6-5, 11-2-2 Road) at Pens (25-8, 12-4 Home), Consol, 7:00 pm ET Brenden Morrow, Doug Murray? Cookies or ice cream? Morrow might not be the player he was when he led the Stars to the conference finals in 2008 and Murray might be a step slow, but the two could be just what Pittsburgh needs, and GM Ray Shero no doubt believes that the sum, in this case, is greater than its parts....
Via HockeyBuzz
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Trades: Renting Iginla Akin to Buying the Cup

I hate the Yankees. They and their talent acquisition model represent everything wrong with America today. I hate the concept of buying talent with no regard for team chemistry in order to try to get whatever trophy awaits you and your overpayed superteam. If the Penguins rent Jerome Iginla and end up going the distance, it will turn that sweet sip from Lord Stanley’s cup more...
Via PenguinPoop
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

With Doug Murray acquisition, Ray Shero announces, “We’re going for the Cup this year”

As he did with two of his previous acquisitions, Ray Shero did not wait for the NHL’s trade deadline day to improve the Penguins’ roster.  Like both the Chris Kunitz and James Neal deals, Shero acted while the rest of the NHL GMs were busy preparing for the April 3rd trade deadline.  Yesterday, it was the trade for Brenden Morrow while today, he went out and got Doug Murray...
Via PenguinPoop
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Acquire Defenseman Doug Murray From Sharks for Pair of Draft Picks

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins continued to bolster their roster for a Stanley Cup run, acquiring San Jose defenseman Doug Murray on Tuesday for a pair of second-round picks. The 33-year-old Murray will give the Penguins a physical presence at the blue line along with plenty of playoff experience. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Murray has three assists in 29 games for the struggling...
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins acquire D Doug Murray from San Jose

The Pittsburgh Penguins continued to bolster their roster for a Stanley Cup run, acquiring San Jose defenseman Doug Murray on Tuesday for a pair of second-round picks. The 33-year-old Murray will give the Penguins a physical presence at the blue line along with plenty of playoff experience. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound Murray has three assists in 29 games for the struggling Sharks this...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Could Be Interested in Rentals at Center & Defense

Steve Zipay at Newsday notes that if the Rangers want to upgrade at center or defense, several players who will be unrestricted free agents next summer might be available as rentals including: C Stephen Weiss - 1g, 3a in 16 games ($4.1 million) C Brenden Morrow - 5g, 5a in 21 games ($4.1 million) D Doug Murray - 0g, 2a, -3, 38 hits, 37 blocked shots ($2.5 million) ...
Via NY Rangers Blog
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Potential trade team: San Jose Sharks

Doug Murray would be an interesting trade target. In Andrew Gross’s post-game wrap of the Rangers win over the Lightning, he mentioned a little nugget about San Jose scout John Ferguson Jr., who was attending his second straight Ranger game. While this could just be JFJ and the Sharks doing their homework for the trade deadline, it got me thinking as to who would be a potential...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Elin Nordegren may be dating NHL player, Doug Murray

Via Guyism
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

All About A Fractured Adam’s Apple

from Jo Innes of the Score, Sharks’ defenseman Doug Murray added his name to my list of Guys Who Are Tougher Than You last week when a puck to the throat left him with a fractured Adam’s apple. Yes, that’s a real thing, and it can be really, really bad. It can also be no big deal*. Let’s learn about the Adam’s apple (what exactly is that thing?) and what happens when you...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer to the rescue

Urban Meyer. REUTERS/Doug Murray (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL) All the rumors turned out to be true. We’ll have much more to say about this, but Urban Meyer hit it out of the park in the news conference where he was introduced as the new head football coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Fans are excited, as we should be.
Via Cleveland ScoresReport
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer denies SbB report on Ohio State job

Urban Meyer. REUTERS/Doug Murray (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL) Not surprisingly, former University of Florida Gators football head coach and ESPN analyst Urban Meyer just denied a report from SPORTSbyBROOKS that he had accepted the head coaching job at Ohio State. Rumors had been rampant that Meyer was in line to take the job, but Brooks reported that Meyer had indeed...
Via The Scores Report
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

Wild GM Fletcher: LW Latendresse has concussion

Minnesota Wild left wing Guillaume Latendresse is being plagued by a concussion. Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher confirmed the news in an e-mail to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Latendresse sat out the third period of Thursday's game after he was the recipient of a hard hit from San Jose Sharks defenseman Doug Murray. Latendresse had scored three goals in as many games...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 12, 2011  |  Discuss
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