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Leafs Morgan Rielly discussion.
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10-17-2012, 09:25 AM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Guelph, Ontario
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Was Nashville expecting Weber to be a franchise defenseman?
Was Montreal expecting Subban to be a franchise defenseman?
Was Detroit expecting Lidstrom to be a franchise defenseman? Let alone one of the greatest defensemen of all time?
What I'm trying to say is prospects can have all the promise in the world. They still have to elevate their game when they make it to the big league though. We will have no idea if Rielly can be a franchise defenseman until he plays some games in the NHL. Looking at how he has played in junior so far it looks like he will be a great player. Calling him or wondering if he will be a franchise defenseman at this point in time to me is too premature.
Not too sure about Lindstrom because that was awhile ago, but Subban and Weber both showed amazing promise in international play in the World Jrs. Unless something very unexpected happens, pretty sure Rielly's got a spot on the team in December so if he plays like he did in the Canada/Russia series, I'd expect great things from him.
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