LD Morgan Rielly (2012, 5th overall, Toronto) II
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10-12-2013, 02:21 PM
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That's a big 'if'...I don't think we knew who MTL and NYI were taking. MTL we knew were desperate for a center so Gally had lots of merit but not a certainty he'd go that high after missing the entire season, Isles are always a wildcard and I doubt they would have leaked who they wanted if they were gonna entertain move-up offers...
They probably didn't feel the need to expend assets just to move 1 spot up. They probably felt that they'd be happy taking another player that was lower on their list.
It's like having Ovechkin and Malkin in the draft awhile back, would you trade good assets to move up just one spot, or would you rather keep your assets and pick the player that remains? It's not that hard to understand why they stood pat, even if they had Morgan 1st on their list. And in the end, it worked out they way they wanted it to.
EDIT: Ok, I just saw that that was what you were saying in a previous post.
I think that they were probably high on Trouba and Dumba who played a Burke style of game.
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