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09-27-2012, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by newfy View Post
I think hes being overrated because I have seen plenty of people say they would rather have him then Ryan Murray. A lot of people have ranked the D from that class and without any hockey played, people have already played Rielly about Murray and Reinhart quite a bit.

Not to say he doesnt have top pairing potential, but people were rating him above others simply based on the Can Russ series where he was still outplayed by Murray
It's well known that Rielly has the highest ceiling over all the D in the 2012 draft. In the leafs draft discussion before the draft the consensus was, if we were to pick a defenseman, Rielly was the preferred D. Just because we want the guy with the most potential even if there is risk.

After years of drafting guys like Tlusty and Schenn over guys like Giroux and Karlsson, I think people wanted to take the risk and get the guy with the biggest ceiling.

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