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09-27-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by wKetch22 View Post
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
Going into the draft, the consensus seemed to be that we wanted a centerman, particularly Galchenyuk, but with him off the board, there was Forsberg at wing and a sliding Grigorenko as well.

Here's what I said leading up to the draft, you can also read the positive comments about him from other Leafs fans before he was a Leaf:

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...y#post50779245

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...y#post51069759

I don't agree with you about not making bold statements, since everyone makes the same bold statements about their own kids. He's being downrated here because of his Leaf affiliation.

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