Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Toronto signs Morgan Rielly to his ELC
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08-03-2012, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by chrisx101 View Post
Let me just state that we had this player ranked #1 /= best player in the draft. With Burkes well known distaste for Russians, the next obvious choice would be Murray who one could believe Burke could have had Rielly ranked higher. Therefore, just by process of elimination using a GM's draft tendencies, it really isn't that surprising that he had Rielly ranked #1. The only flaw to this logic is the american Galchenyuk, yet even he has a strong Russian connection, hell he even holds the accent.
Is Burke really dumb enough to draft based on nationality? Especially when the Russians are playing out of the CHL?

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