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Friday, September 30, 2005

Rangers trade Murray for Hossa

Fanzines are cheap I know Garth Murray

Link to NY Rangers press release

That's Hossa as in Marcel Hossa, who was with the Hamilton Bulldogs and Montreal Canadiens, and not Marian Hossa, who was with the Ottawa Senators before they traded him for Donny Wheatley. I hate it when people can't get the players' names straight. Jeez!

After Garth Murray's first couple of seasons with the Wolf Pack, along with a fairly promising 20-game stint with the Rangers in '03-'04, I thought that Murray had a pretty good chance of developing into a strong NHL checking forward with the ability to drop the gloves and stick up for his teammates, as well as score a goal every so often. Then with Hartford last year Murray missed a chunk of the season with an injury, and didn't seem his old self once he came back. Reports were that he had a better than decent camp this year with the Rangers, although he was scratched for the one Pack pre-season game that I went to a couple of nights ago, so I hadn't seen him play yet this season. I'm not happy to see Murray go, since he has the type of grit that seems to be lacking on the Rangers' roster this year, but it's hard to complain about getting someone with the offensive skills of Marcel Hossa in return.