from Elliott Treaford of the OC Register,
Ducks general manager Bob Murray delivered a message Wednesday. After talking around the subject publicly, and using other words to describe what he was doing to try to improve the franchise’s sagging fortunes, he finally uttered the words so many fans longed to hear over the past few years.
“We’re rebuilding,” Murray acknowledged during an informal, 40-minute conversation 24 hours before the Ducks open training camp at Great Park Ice.
Asked what he tells Ducks fans when they recognize him at the gas station or on the golf course, Murray said, “We’re sticking to our plan. We’re rebuilding. This is how we’re doing it. We’re being patient. Everything we’re going to do going forward, all the trades we make, everything is for the future at this point in time.
“As those things come along, we’ll keep adding to that core young group we have. Just be patient. Just enjoy watching the young kids now and, hopefully, some of the veterans come back (to form) and give you something to be happy about.”
Murray could have been busy this past summer, but he wasn’t. At least not in the way that captured headlines or generated a high volume of digital clicks, anyway.