Thread: Prospect Info: Morgan Rielly discussion thread.
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11-25-2012, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Atomos2 View Post
6'0'' 205 pounds His size really isn't the issue since he weighs more than Kris Letang in that department. (And I'm sure many others too, I just used Letang as a reference because of the comparison.) For an offensive dman he is the right size for the NHL, he doesn't need to get bigger especially if it ends up inhibiting his speed like it did for others. However, Rielly's stength (which is actually near the top his draft class) is only a problem because he doesn't use that strength to his advantage physically. I think the only real problem keeping him from the NHL is the long season of hockey that he wasn't familiar with last year. It's hard to put a kid in that situation when he didn't even play a full season of hockey last year.
The whole point of my post was the fact that his body is not ready for the grind of NHL hockey. Right now, the best thing for him and his body is another year of junior. I know knee surgeries aren't a big deal medically anymore, but physically they are..

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