Thread: Prospect Info: Morgan Rielly discussion thread.
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11-24-2012, 08:47 AM
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Why would we want to expose the first truly elite prospect we've had in the last 20 years to a bunch of players that would be lucky to make most other teams AHL squad. (please note sarcasm here)

Whether it's just the training camp or also the ensuing 9 games, Rielly's development would be greatly enhanced by having quality players around him to play with and against. As other posters have said the first priority is the WJC where the level of competition would truly push him, then the TC of the Leafs, and then perhaps 9 games. Finally, if at all possible he should be traded to a better WHL team.

EDIT: Unless he clearly demonstrates he is the next coming of Bobby Orr, he should go back to junior as he's worth a lot more to the Leafs 7 years down the road for a full season than a half season this year as an 18 year old.

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