Glen Murray, What to do?
Glen Murray, aka Muzzy, what do we do? Well, we can do several things...
- Trade Murray
- Buyout Murray with a cap cost of 1.88 over 2 years. (2/3 his salary at twice the length).
- Demote Muzzy to minors with salary of 4.15 million but no cap charge.
He is a good goal scorer still, but his legs are gone and his shot with them. He is no longer a 30 goal scorer, which I thought he could be last year, and is more of a 20 guy at max and is injury prone.
I would try to trade him, but not bad contract for bad contract, since Murray has only 1 year left. If no deal can be reached, then it becomes hard. Do you demote him and eat the entire salary, or buy him out at 2/3 his deal. Because Glen has done so much for this team, I think it is unfair to demote him and have him rot in the AHL when he could sign a lesser deal elsewhere, but at the same time that 1.88 cap hit in the next 2 years could become annoying, and by demoting him, you save yourself some room. Personally, as long as he isn't taking a 4.15 million cap hit next year, I don't care what goes on.
What do you want to do with Murray ?