Well, Cory Murphy gets to stay in the NHL.Â Much to many Amerks’ fans’ saddness, the Tampa Bay Lightning claimed Murphy off re-entry waivers.Â Kevin O’s blog said it best for me…so, I am going to quote him.Â Check out his blog here: Kevin O’s Blog
I canâ€™t, however, criticize the Panthers for being player friendly. This is the type of deal that makes players happy, that makes players respect management.
They didnâ€™t bury Murphy in the AHL, they gave him a chance to stay in the NHL and perhaps earn another contract for next season.
And since Murphy was never a guy targeted to play in Rochester, the Amerks really didnâ€™t lose him. Losing tough-guy winger Steve MacIntyre on waivers in training camp was a punch in the gut. He was to be a focal point in Rochester.
But in Murphyâ€™s case, you canâ€™t lose something that was never yours to begin with.