Monday, June 16, 2008

Glen Murray

There are rumors that the Bruins may buy out Glen Murray's contract. I say go for it! He used to be a lot better, but I've been looking at his numbers, and here is a telling graph:

I deleted the years off the bottom. Sorry. It shows his career numbers (started small as he spent some time in minor leagues) And the peaks are a year after the Bruins got him back from the Kings. Regardless, he's been in decline since then, or for about the last 5 years. He hasn't had a positive +/- since before the lockout. And his playoff performance...big goose egg this year, with a -3 +/- rating. His all time playoff +/- is -15.

Which is not to say I think he's in the same luxury yacht as Bobby Holik. He's basically a decent player, but he's eating our cap space up right now and we can't afford to let that continue.

A tip o' the hat to Mirtle for the notification.