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Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that defenceman Douglas Murray will join the club for practice today on a try-out basis. The Bromma, Sweden native has played for San Jose, Pittsburgh, and Montreal in his nine NHL seasons, featuring in 518 games and recording 64 points (7G, 57A) and 412 PIMs. Murray has spent this season with the Cologne Sharks in Germany’s DEL and had an assist and 24 PIMs in eight games.
The video explanation...
Per Greg "Puck Daddy" Wyshynski, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka missed a little time after Teemu Pulkkinen boarded him during the preseason, and April brings...Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray also knocking out Kostka, though he did so with much more malice aforethought:
Murray got a match penalty, which means that the NHL's Department of Player Safety will review the hit, and no news is no news (again, via Wyshynski):
Both received 5 for fighting.
“I think I’m a pretty simple player. What you see is what you get. In order for me to be successful, I need to defend really well, number one, and [I need to] be a big, physical presence out there.” I definitely have a [will] to win and I bring a lot of competitiveness. It’s nothing flashy; I don’t think anyone has ever used that word to describe me as a player. I’m a steady player and the excitement probably comes from the physicality department.”
-Douglas Murray of the Montreal Canadiens via the Habs website where you can read more from Murray.
from Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province,
The Canucks have been kicking the tires on huge free agent defenceman Douglas Murray, his agent confirmed on Tuesday morning.
“We’ve talked to them off and on all summer,” said player agent Anton Thun. “At this point we’re not close to signing. There are a group of clubs that have interest, so it comes down to the right circumstances and the right dollars. At this point in time there’s a gridlock in terms of cap space and money availability with a number of clubs. Until some of that shakes out and the dominoes start to fall, I think the market is going to be tight. Whenever that starts to shake out, we’ll react accordingly as to what might be the right place.”
The Canucks have just six defencemen signed to NHL contracts next season – two under the usual number – and two of those are fringer Yannick Weber and rookie Frank Corrado.
added 1:28pm, Follow this post at The Confluence at KK for additional details.
from Radar Online,
Elin Nordegren has rebounded from her latest breakup and has landed in the arms of a Swedish NHL player named Douglas Murray.
According to a report by the Swedish site Expressen, Elin and Doug were spotted together last week at Rose Nightclub in Stockholm where eyewitnesses said they were hugging and being affectionate with each other.
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 break yours.
from David Pollak of Working the Corners,
Did get here in time to talk with Douglas Murray, who did not skate and won’t be playing tomorrow after a puck ramped up his stick and struck him in the throat…..
The problem is a fractured Adam’s apple that – if swelling occurs – would seriously and dangerously hamper his breathing.
.”What the doctors have told me, they call it prime real estate,” Murray said of the damaged area. “There’s not a lot of room there so any type of swelling becomes a major thing, though it’s nothing major right now.”
But right now, he feels fine.
“There’s nothing I can really feel. It’s more doctors that are going to make a decision on it. It can get a lot worse and it’s something you don’t want to mess around with,” he said. “Right now I just listen to what the doctors say.”
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News
, “Colin Campbell has his hands full, that’s for sure,’’ Ott said in regards to the NHL’s chief disciplinarian, who will have to review the game. ``The Loui Eriksson hit, I think that is prototypical. He’s reaching for the hit. The big guy knows what he is doing….
Kyle Chipchura gets rocked by Murray.
from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,
Unless you’re an A’s fan, you might have missed a brief mention of this in this morning’s print edition, but The Sporting News included Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray on its list of the Top 20 Smartest Athletes.
The Cornell-educated (he needs one credit to graduate) Murray finished at No. 16, behind only one other NHL player, fellow Ivy Leaguer George Parros, a Princeton grad in economics who finished No. 4 overall.
“You take it for what it is,” Murray said today. “It’s more of a resume` thing. It’s obviously fun.”
You’ll notice the information on Murray doesn’t even mention what is probably his greatest intellectual achievement: his role in the invention of the ubertap, that prized device that allows party-goers to fill multiple glasses of beer from a keg simultaneously.
more on the Sharks…
I’ve returned from Mother’s Day dinner with relatives to see the Douglas Murray hit on Johan Franzen has hit the web.
added 8:31pm, for a different angle of the hit, watch the San Jose broadcast clip at Sharkspage.
from Billy Witz of the LA Times,
When Ducks forward George Parros extended an invitation to Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray to drop their gloves and begin to brawl in Game 3 of their Western Conference playoff series, it did not come on embossed stationary or in the form of poetry.
“I asked, ‘Do you want to do this?’ ” Parros said. “It wasn’t an intellectual conversation.”
Not what one would expect from a couple of Ivy League graduates….
They have been running into each other on rinks since their high school days in the New York City area.
“We’ve been taking runs at each other for so many years,” said Murray, who came to the U.S. from Sweden at age 17 to live with relatives on Long Island for a year. He liked it so much he stayed.
from the San Jose Sharks,
San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has signed defenseman Douglas Murray to a four-year contract extension.
“Douglas has proven to be a critical defenseman for us and we’re happy that he’s shown this commitment to the team,” said Wilson. “He brings an ingredient of toughness in addition to the rest of his game that is a definite asset to this organization. He’s shown tremendous growth over the last few years and we look forward to that continuing.”
from the Calgary Sun,
Douglas Murray’s invention doesn’t have huge cashflow, but he’s tapped into college kids’ hearts.
While at Cornell University, the San Jose Sharks defenceman and some friends came up with the UberTap, a quick spout for beer kegs.
Surely it must have him drowning in success.
“Not right now,” he said. “But we’re making some kids happier.”
The ubertap website...