Dougie Hamilton vs Morgan Rielly
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11-14-2012, 07:44 PM
Where's the kaboom?
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I am looking at Rielly's dynamic skill set (skating, vision, etc) and saying that those tools were not hindered by injury in the same way Crosby's skill set was not hindered by hisinjury. I am not saying their skill sets are the same. I am saying that both skill sets were not hindered by injury and thus cannot be used as a means to take away from the player that they are.
This is the full explanation of what I meant.
Crosby was further along in his development at the time though, Atomos. I'm not saying his injuries will hold Rielly back. Not in the least. Just that a player in his 20's is at a different stage in his development than an 18 year old. It also doesn't hurt that Crosby was already the best player in the league when he was injured.
I agree that the missed time probably isn't a particularly big deal. Rielly is playing great hockey, and he's living up to his draft position. I imagine that if Toronto had any doubts about his injury and the time missed, that they would have passed on him. They didn't.
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