On Rielly, Drouin and others at WJC
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01-02-2013, 06:51 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
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He's just not ready IMO. I get that he's dominating junior but he's only 18, there are only a very select few that are able to translate their game as a teenager into the best hockey league in the world against men who are a lot more physical and intimidating then they are. I know there are some on here who want to see these prospects as soon as possible but more times than not it shrinks their development. Reilly should go back to junior next year and just keep dominating and developing his game. He'll be ready when he's ready. You can't force things.
I truly believe that was Schenn's downfall, he got hyped a ton, he looked good and the team wanted to show the fan base our prize prospect, he makes the team has a good first year and then his development gets lost with all the pressure that comes with going into your second and third years. He starts feeling it, gets put on his opposite side on D and **** hits the fan..I hope something like this doesn't happen with Reilly.
Agreed. I actually think it's easier for the young players to look good at their first camp and then carry that form into the season. Nothing really expected of them and they just go out and play. Its year 2, 3 and 4 that often becomes the issue when there are higher expectations and they need to learn to be consistent. Schenn maybe a perfect example of this.
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