Thread: Prospect Info: Leafs Morgan Rielly discussion.
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10-23-2012, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Liminality View Post
We'll never know if Rielly could have beaten Yakupov for the #1 spot if Rielly was healthy the entire year. If he was healthy I think he could have fought for the #2 spot with Murray, which is why I'm kind of happy he was injured and possibly overlooked.

We'll see in a couple of years just how he develops, so far he's looking fantastic and trust in the scouts choice.
I don't think Rielly was overlooked as much as he had a level of risk associated with him due to the injury. Teams like Columbus and the Islanders are more risk adverse so I can see why they both took a flyer on him and went for more sure thing picks. I doubt very much either team wants to draft a lemon given their relative situations.

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