View Single Post
Old
09-27-2012, 12:34 PM
  #285
Pay Carl
don't lose touch
 
Pay Carl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Vermont
Country: United States
Posts: 10,461
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikelb7 View Post
Just stop... please. No one knows exactly how Rielly is gonna pan out but Leafs fans are obviously excited about a good young player (something we haven't had very much of recently). Don't post if it bothers you so much. Or do Leafs fans have to dig back to last year to find equally-as-excited-but-boneheaded posts about Dougie Hamilton going over a PPG?
Ok maybe I said he had a small ceiling but thats clearly not what I meant haha, I think I meant to type smaller ceiling...

Dont crucify me

And go ahead and dig back. Last time I checked Hamilton did win the award for best dman in the CHL, and nothing as of late has proven he won't continue at that pace, so I'm not sure what you're trying to prove. Its not like he has busted or anything haha. Nothings changed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GordieHoweHatTrick View Post
Let me get this straight, Rielly is overrated because his ceiling is higher than a young prospect who already succeeded at the NHL level?

Let me answer this for you, the only reason you felt the need to put "yet he is still incredibely overrated" in brackets is because your a fan of a rival team.

No... Leafs fans can be so insufferable

I think he is overrated because Leafs fans are the largest demographic and tend to be a little giddy when it comes to prospects, such as voting Rielly in way to high in the top prospect polls. I mean there are people in here saying he is going to be a number 1 d-man in just a couple years and telling people off if they think otherwise

Has nothing to do with Leafs being our rivals.. Its just too much hype after way too small of a sample size. The few games he played in juniors last year and his good play in the Can-Russia series are not a big enough size to make ridiculous claims like him becoming a number 1 dman in a matter of years

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
It seems like everyone gets giddy about prospects until it's a Leaf prospect, then its time for sober second thought.

Ryan Sproul is the next Shea Weber, Ryan Hamilton is the next Pronger, etc.

Leaf prospect? Number four defenseman, power play specialist sounds about right...
Were you so excited about Rielly until the Leafs drafted him. I recall someone digging up polls on the Leaf board saying who they would want wither their pick and literally NO ONE picked Rielly... Then he gets drafted by the Leafs and all of the sudden he is the next great one

And just as a disclaimer, he is obviously a great prospect, but I think its too soon to make ridiculously bold statements


Last edited by Pay Carl: 09-27-2012 at 12:42 PM.
Pay Carl is offline