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01-18-2013, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
Realistically, I think Rielly was always a longshot. He needs to round out his game a bit more, and he could probably afford to physically develop for another year or two so he's better prepared for the NHL game. That isn't a knock on him as a player at all, and to even be considered so strongly by Toronto at his age is a statement of his abilities.
Exactly, great points made. The people who want to keep him IMO seem to have this idea that sending him back = failure. It's not that at all, to be even invited to the main camp at his age is a statement in itself. The kid is a stud in the making, he has NHL speed right now, his passing is incredible, and what impresses me the most is his hockey IQ. He'll be ready next season IMO, give him another summer of workouts and training and hopefully a playoff run with MJ and he'll be much more ready.

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