Friday, June 22, 2012

The Draft

Defenseman Ryan Murray was taken #2 overall by the Jackets. At 6'1" and 195 pounds he should add some weight down the line, but they took him because he should be able to step in soon. Soon as in next season. A good skating, smart defenseman would be something new for Columbus. Important given the events earlier in the day. Before the draft began Columbus sent second and fourth rounders in this year's draft and a fourth round pick next year to the Flyers for 23 year old goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Consider Mason and Sandford to be on notice. The young Russian has been a solid backup in Philly. Seems like a lot to give up for backup. Unless of course he's who Howson believes will be the new starter. We shall see.

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