LD Morgan Rielly - Moose Jaw Warriors, WHL (2012 Draft)
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11-22-2012, 05:19 PM
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Some fans were offended at people suggesting hes comparable to Brian Campbell who is a number 1 dman that puts up around 50 points a year and isnt a defensive liability..
Difference is, Hamilton was the top OHL dman last year and absolutely tore the league up before Hamilton got the hype
. Rielly was "better" than Murray after the summer series against Russia, after hes played about 40 junior games. Sample size is the difference.
And I know Rielly has number 1 offensive dman upside, but hes not exactly setting the world on fire this year offensively. I know his team is bad and everything but 21 points in 24 games doesnt deserve the hype of 72 points in 50 games and a good world junior last year.
Not all leaf fans are overhyping but if the only comparables that youre willing to accept are guys like Keith a norris winner and Letang one of the top young D in the league, youre setting expectation way too high and need to tone it down a bit
This couldn't be further from the truth. The second he was drafted, "Franchise player" was touted. You're wrong.
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