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11-16-2012, 11:40 AM
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Not sure why it's so important to find a comparable for Reilly. To the point it just becomes and argument.

Leetch was a great player -- hall of famer -- but is intelligence is what carried him. I would say Reilly is a better skate and that is the strength of his game.

Going to be interesting to see Reilly in the NHL. It's almost certain he will make it soon. From there we'll need to see how his game translates.

Karlson did things in junior he didn't do the first couple years in the NHL. Not until he improved and could handle the size and speed. Karlson also improved his shot -- a lot. His shot was unbelievable this year and a major reason why he got so many points. Reilly doesn't shoot the puck like him but if he ever improves his shot to the level of Karlson -- he does have that kind of skating and elusiveness.

Whoever he is compared to Letang, Karlson, Leetch, Duncan Keith -- those are all compliments and I'm sure the Leafs could live with any of those players.

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