King on wjhc: Canada’s semifinal disaster
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01-03-2013, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by
The Amazing Ralph
So, Morgan Rielly, as the youngest dman on Canada has been on for a total of 1 goal against for the entire tournament including pre-season games.
This is a good point but overstated. After Murphy, Rielly got the most sheltered minutes against other team top lines. He definitely wasnt flawless in his own zone and didnt live up to the hype leaf fans and the media were giving.
I would say he and Hamilton both werent bad but given their hype they both were probably the biggest disappointments. Only people who havent followed Murphy since being drafted had high hopes for him, most people knew he would be crappy.
But I would say Rielly and Hamilton were still the third and fourth (pretty even) best D on Canada behind Ouellet and Harrington. If Spott wasnt coaching it probably wouldve been Rielly and Ouellet on the PP after a couple games not Murphy and Hamilton so that may have changed with a different coach though. But still a player of Riellys hype should have grasped the opportunities he got and forced the coach's hand to give him the big offensive minutes
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