1) As a fanbase we tend to get too excited, too quick about players, and then when they don't meet our expectations instantly, we get down on them. Stralman was going to be a star, made Kaberle expendable etc.
2) Rielly looks VERY GOOD, and I hope this translates to the NHL. However, guarded optimism, instead of unbridled man loving hysteria is recommended. Remember, he's just a kid, playing in a kids league. Let's see how this translates. By the looks of it, from the what is your job thread, I'm quite a bit older than most, and I've been there, seen that many times over. Call it Cautiously optimistic.
We have not drafted a player with his skating and skill set all together since .....well never!
The first time I saw him skate I was "wow" this was as a Major Bantam. Then I got to watch him play and he controls the pace of the game and explodes. The goal he scored last night, I have saw him do this many times....catch his opponents off guard and exploded with unmatched speed to create a scoring chance. His best attribute besides his skating is his on ice vision and high hockey IQ. He is a great passer. He is currently playing on a below average team with young goaltending and getting major minutes yet is a plus player.
We as Leaf fans have every reason to be excited.....best player we have drafted in a very long time!
Think of it as PPG if it makes you understand it easier.
I still don't understand why you do that. Extrapolating to 82 games doesn't serve as any kind of reference point when you're talking about junior players.
When I first read it I was like "100+ points as a defenceman? Holy crap!".... then I realized it was over 82 games... and I know that lots of guys could get 100 points if they played 12 more games than they do.