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12-28-2012, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Gutchecktime View Post
I think Ouellet has been just awesome. Looks like another good pick for the Wings.

But as for the bolded part - I wish they kept track of ice time because I'd say Murphy is getting more minutes than Rielly and Rielly is the 7th dman/PP specialist.
See I think Murphy might get a good amount of minutes but Rielly is definitely out there at even strength and some PP time, but Murphy only plays a large chunk on the PP. How much longer do you think til Rielly and Ouellet are on the first PP?
Originally Posted by Outside99 View Post
Both Ouellet and Scheifele stepped up for sure.

Not saying Rielly was dominant, but he made a big difference.

If you have a chance to watch that game again, look at how he almost always gets open to receive passes and moves the puck (even in tight spots) accurately and to the open man, not just dumping it in.

Rattie's goal is a good example of tight quarters - Rielly might have turned it over, made an errant pass or just dumped it in but instead made a clean pass to Ouellet.

You could also see the way RNH was passing him the puck that he had complete confidence in him.
Oh I agree he was great but X factor to me just made it sound like he completely threw the team on his back and was the reason for the win. He played great and contributed but I would still probably say Ouellet was a better dman in the game overall (partially because of Rielly helping him as well) and Scheifele was pretty damn good as well.

I guess you could say all 3 were x factors. Scheifele the best forward, Ouellet the best dman and Rielly producing offense at the most critical times.

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