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07-19-2012, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Bring Back Scuderi View Post
You know everything I'm reading now is more "two-way" than necessarily elite defensively (at this level) like Bergeron.

"A crafty playmaker who played a tougher game than his small stature led opponents to believe, Reay was comfortable in traffic, with a precise passing ability that saw him rack up assists during his time with the Canadiens. " Not a glowing depiction of an elite defensive player so I was off-base.

Honestly my thoughts were you could do a bit better offensively speaking and with the defensive contributions it could allow him to slum it as an elite #3C but he'd certainly be fine as a #2. This is sorta how I ranked Datsyuk in the ATD even though he's clearly better than a #3.
I would need to know a lot more about Reay's defensie ability to think of him as anything more than merely responsible.

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