Thread: Prospect Info: Leafs Morgan Rielly discussion.
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11-17-2012, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by darrylsittler27 View Post
Some of those moves would get him in trouble in the NHL.He won't be ready this year.
His fancy junior moves is not whats getting everyone excited, not to mention most of them are simple and use his skating and size to keep away from opposition the only move that he may have trouble with are his pretty toe drags which Gardiner proved can work in the NHL if executed properly. What is exciting about Rielly and what makes him so good is his elusiveness. The fact that the kid can be swarmed by 3 guys and come out of it with the puck is unparalleled by any D ive seen in a while. He is also very offensively aware, knows when to pinch without getting caught and sees the open ice very well. His defensive awareness is slightly lacking but his ability to use his speed and IQ to maintain possession means that his defensive game will never really be a problem for him.

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