Some Columbus fans are hoping that this year’s top three pick in the draft pans out better than the last one. But it’s hard to say Ryan Murray’s career is a write-off.

Ok so maybe it’s not that hard.

But being taken second overall, especially in a draft where many scouts projected him to go first, would have put a lot of pressure on Murray. Then add the fact that the NHL went on another lockout a few months later, delaying his NHL debut. And if that wasn’t enough, he has missed long stretches of games due to various injuries.

All of this simply proves: the best of Ryan Murray has yet to come.

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