Thread: Prospect Info: Leafs Morgan Rielly discussion.
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10-17-2012, 01:35 AM
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I really like Rielly as a draft pick. It's better to get a highly skilled, point-producing defenseman at the draft and defer having to pay them their market value instead of getting them through trades or free agency.

This was my gripe with the Schenn selection. Sure at the time he may have seemed like a good pick - he even played really well his first year. But that kind of steady defensive play can also be gotten from the UFA or trade market for cheap.

(but then how did visnovsky get traded for a second rounder?)

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