The 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge
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08-10-2012, 01:18 PM
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From the stats it looks like Rielly has been one of our better D. But how has he actually looked on the ice?
I didn't catch the 2nd game but the first game I thought he looked pretty good defensively (besides the give away late in the game) and showed bursts of nice offensive instincts with his passing.
His two biggest strengths to me were his skating and vision on the ice. He came as advertised and has good maneuverability showing he can avoid forecheckers on the ice by just his skating. Not sure how strong he is but he didn't have to use his strength too much. The assist the first game was nothing and was just a simple point from the powerplay. He did show some Kaberle (pre Cam) esqe passes up the middle creating a couple of break aways but the forwards couldn't finish.
He just looks like a smart player on the ice when he plays, defensively and offensively.
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