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Blackhawks Top 100: #25 Bob Murray

By Keith Schultz
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We’re counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 Season kicks off. We’re doing a Top 100 list of all time Chicago Blackhawks. It’s a fun way to pass the time and take a stroll down Memory Lane as we head towards opening night on October 9th in Dallas.

Bob Murray 1975-1990

Games-1,008

Goals-132

Assists-382

Points-514

+20

Penalty Minutes-873

Game Winning Goals-11

Playoffs

Games-112

Goals-19

Assists-37

Points-56

Penalty Minutes-106

Bob Murray became a Blackhawk in 1975 and it wasn’t until he was fired as the GM in 1999 that he was no longer a Blackhawk.  Bob Murray is only one of four Blackhawks all-time to lace up the skates over 1,000 times wearing a Blackhawks jersey.

Bob Murray was never one of my favorite players but there is one thing that I liked about Murray is that he hated to lose and played hard every night.  Murray was paired with Doug Wilson for the majority of his career making a good paring of offense and defense for the Blackhawks.

If Murray played today we would certainly make fun of him for being slow like we did for most of Michael Handzus stay the past few seasons and he always seemed like the weaker Murray during the 80’s.

Of course it has to be said no matter how much he hated to lose, Murray and the 80’s Blackhawks could make it to the Conference Finals but never get to the Stanley Cup Finals.

After his career ended Murray became a scout and then the General Manager and looked to be the man of the future but Bill Pulford pulled the carpet from underneath his feet and Murray ended up landing in Anaheim where he is the current GM of the Ducks.

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Murray was a longtime Blackhawk and ends up at #25 in our list.  What do you think Too low or Too high for the defenseman with the most games played in Blackhawks history?

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