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01-01-2013, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Atomos2 View Post
It has to mean something. Ryan Murphy has played on the top unit for most of the tourney, has almost as many shots as Rielly and has nothing to show for it. Besides, when you are a ppqb, secondary assist are good things. It just means everything on the pp runs through you. I don't know why these dont get as much credit. It seems deking through the whole team and putting a perfect placed pass onto your teammate so he just needs to tap it in is the only way an assis will get any credit.

Rielly hasn't been elite, butother than RNH, Harrington, Ouellet and sometimes Schiefele, no one on the team has been elite. Yakupov hasn't been elite at all in this tournament, so singling out the youngest defenceman with the lowest ice time and best "stats" expecting him to be elite is a tad bit unreasonable. I've expected more from him too, but there's no need to downplay what he's done, because it has been moderately impressive.
Good post, there should be no other way of looking at it. Rielly as the youngest and least relied upon has produced the best, not allowed a goal against while on the ice yet has not shown his elite talent that is clearly evident when playing for MJ.

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