Thread: Marlies Discussion: 12'/13' Marlies Part I|Looking Forward.
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04-06-2013, 09:56 AM
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How much ice time is Rielly getting?

With the veteran defenders the Marlies have it would be nice to know if he's getting top 4 minutes or if they are going with the vets.

Is he showing enough that the Leafs don't have to pursue an upgrade on defense this summer?

It is really too bad they didn't do something with the NHL-CHL agreement with regards to the age requirement. Rielly in the AHL would have made so much sense, but do you really want to put him in the NHL next year if he's just average in the AHL right now? He should be dominant in the AHL before you consider him for the NHL.

It looks like the Marlies could end up re-signing some of their AHL UFA's this summer if they can't bring in some prospects to develop there.

Percy, Blacker, McWilliams, Marshall, Holzer ...

I don't think we'll see Granberg or Nilsson over yet, too bad Granberg lost so much of his season with injury.

I suspect they'll sign a couple veterans, but Marshall and Holzer could play those roles.

McWilliams is 23, so while a rookie, he isn't a kid. This is a good signing as perhaps it eliminates some need to go to market to find depth for the Marlies on defense. Kind of a 2 birds with 1 stone scenario.

Now if Rielly could play there, he could get a tonne if ice time, perhaps be the leader of the group. Oh well ...


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