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Leafs Morgan Rielly discussion.
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11-15-2012, 01:26 PM
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I personally have always liked Ray's hockey mind and respect it very much. So I always like listening to him on the radio and like reading his player reviews.
Now is the time where Burke's first draft picks can slowly start making an impact on a professional level, and we're starting to see some very serviceable players developing.
I am sure that Ross, Broll and Biggs will all be competent NHL'ers in some capacity due to their roles that they could play. All are "safe" picks in terms of being NHL'ers at some point.
Morgan Rielly wasn't exactly whom I was targeting at that 5th pick, but I will be the first to admit I didn't even pay attention to him in that slot because of his injury plagued draft season.
I think it is safe to assume that Morgan has all the potential to be a Top 2 defender on our team, or any team in this league.
He would be a nice compliment to slide along side Dion, or even someone like Finn if/when he develops.
A defensive core of Dion Phaneuf, Morgan Rielly and Jake Gardiner really is going to be the staple of this franchise. That is not even mentioning the potentials of Finn, Percy, Blacker, Holzer and others waiting in the wings.
I have always liked Burke, I have always been a Burke supporter!
Burke realizes what AA has done for this city, and he truly wants to make a similar move in terms of impact and hype when this season gets underway.
Could be interesting.
if burke pulls off a trade anywhere close to the AA trade this city might blow up.... serious.... and i really hope it does.
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