Five Best Trades Of The Bryan Murray Era

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3. Acquired Craig Anderson from Colorado for Brian Elliott

Mar 28, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators goalie

Craig Anderson

(41) makes a save against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Senators 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Although Elliott has been very good with St. Louis, this trade is still a win for Ottawa. The team who originally got Elliott (the Avalanche) didn’t even reap the rewards of Elliott’s later success, so it makes the trade even more lopsided. Since coming over to Ottawa, Anderson has been a saviour with a .920 save percentage.

In 2013-14 he was sub-par, but besides that he has been an elite goaltender. Elliott was never going to be good with Ottawa, and this move by Murray worked out extremely well. They took a chance on a cheap goaltender and ever since then he has been worth every penny and then some.

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