May 31, 2015
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Wadejos123</b></div><div>I think it favors us too much. TOR wouldn't do this. Assume we were a good team, would we pay Reichel, 2 1st's, and dump Connely for a guy like Murphy? Absolutly not</div></div>
I don't think Toronto would do this, but I don't think it's a bad deal. When the Hawks were contending, they paid a 1st for half a season of guys like Ladd and Vermette. Sometimes those moves work out, sometimes they don't. But if the Hawks could have traded 2 1sts for a top 4 Dman making 2 million and dumping Bickell, I don't think I would have said no. For a contender, a guy like Murphy at a number like that for 4 years is pretty damn valuable. Same principle as the Hagel trade. I will say I don't think Murphy out performs his contract as much as Hagel, so maybe drop Knies for a lesser prospect, but the idea is there. Again, I'm not sure I would do it in TOR's situation in particular, but I think the concept is there.