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12-21-2012, 11:01 AM
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Maybe it is that and his 1.85 PPG in the OHL this year? I remember when he started slowly and people were questioning him.
Not sure what point you are trying to make here. Both Rielly and Galchenyuk have had great years since their drafts. Which one is better now is up for debate. Plus - comparing defensman to forwards is apples to oranges.

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12-21-2012, 11:09 AM
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I really love what Rielly can bring to the organization and am truly happy to have him, but in an ideal world, but I think I'd rather have the security of knowing we have a legit top center option in the pipeline like Galchenyuk. It's crazy that we were basically one loss away from having to make that decision for ourselves.
He's playing the wing in Sarnia and on team USA. He could be a centre, but as for a legit top centre, that can be debated.

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12-21-2012, 11:45 AM
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I disagree with this. From what I've seen he is physical, just not in the sense of crushing people. I've seen him go into the the corners to dig out a puck, he's more the type of player to use positioning to gain control of the puck than anything else.
I didn't say he was super soft or anything, but he's not physical compared to your average hockey player, he pretty much never hits. He has decent size/strength, and likes to use his body to protect the puck, but he doesn't initiate much contact defensively, and I've literally never seen him throw anything close to a big hit. He's like the Sedins, good at protecting the puck with his body, but otherwise doesn't have much physicality to his game. Also like the Sedins, he's generally one of the least physical players on the ice, other than puck protection (which is more about TAKING contact than dishing it out).

Again, I really, REALLY like Rielly as a prospect, but people do need to realize that he has strengths and weaknesses. When fans say that he's decently physical, or good defensively, those are straight up lies. He's completely dominant with the puck on his stick, elite skating, stick handling and vision, and really aggressive offensively (looks to make things happen almost every shift), but he does have weaknesses, namely well below average physicality, below average defensive play, and a mediocre shot (not a bad shot, but not elite like his other offensive tools).

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12-22-2012, 04:45 PM
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Bobby had another tough game today. He's pretty much being used as a PP specialist now.

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12-22-2012, 04:51 PM
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If Rielly doesn't really play then I probably won't watch the tournament. I don't give two ***** how the country actually performs.

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Bobby had another tough game today. He's pretty much being used as a PP specialist now.
Trade him IMO

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Trade him IMO
who are we talking about now?

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who are we talking about now?
Rielly. He is a POS

tbh, we'd be lucky to get a 2nd rounder for him.


Finn >>>> Rielly

Fire Burke

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who are we talking about now?
Not sure if serious

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Bobby had another tough game today. He's pretty much being used as a PP specialist now.
Who the heck is Bobby?

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Who the heck is Bobby?
Bobby Orr? I guess they were trying to be condescending.

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Bobby Orr? I guess they were trying to be condescending.
Ohh...That makes sense. I was just playing along earlier when I asked LR if he was serious when he didn't know who Bobby was, I also had no idea

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I really love what Rielly can bring to the organization and am truly happy to have him, but in an ideal world, but I think I'd rather have the security of knowing we have a legit top center option in the pipeline like Galchenyuk. It's crazy that we were basically one loss away from having to make that decision for ourselves.
I don't get this, Gally didn't exactly stand out against the Finns, infact his blind backhanded passes were often intercepted.

Not sure why we are back to the prefer Gally over Rielly thing again, after 2 meaningless pre tourney games.

If anything, it's the system we have chosen to play, don't like it, reminds me of Nagano. All this talent and we have trouble scoring.

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I don't get this, Gally didn't exactly stand out against the Finns, infact his blind backhanded passes were often intercepted.

Not sure why we are back to the prefer Gally over Rielly thing again, after 2 meaningless pre tourney games.

If anything, it's the system we have chosen to play, don't like it, reminds me of Nagano. All this talent and we have trouble scoring.
And Gally was the best player on the ice vs Sweden.

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And Gally was the best player on the ice vs Sweden.
Only guy that looked like a consisitent offensive threat for the States. I thought he looked great.

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Bobby Orr? I guess they were trying to be condescending.
Should have known. Coming fom a guy referencing a British Sci-Fi show in his avy why expect anything less.

besides he's more Leetch than Orr. So it's Brian not Bobby. If you're gonna be a doofus at least get the reference right.

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Ohh...That makes sense. I was just playing along earlier when I asked LR if he was serious when he didn't know who Bobby was, I also had no idea
I thought Rielly was the topic. Where the heck did Bobby come from?

Must be a Sens or Habs fan.


Arg my space bar is double clicking. Peeesing me off.

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And Gally was the best player on the ice vs Sweden.
Zero points. I will really have to see for myself to see if this is true.

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I don't get this, Gally didn't exactly stand out against the Finns, infact his blind backhanded passes were often intercepted.

Not sure why we are back to the prefer Gally over Rielly thing again, after 2 meaningless pre tourney games.

If anything, it's the system we have chosen to play, don't like it, reminds me of Nagano. All this talent and we have trouble scoring.
I don't prefer Galchenyuk over Rielly, I just wish that when we were adding an elite talent like Rielly that we could have filled that gaping hole at center and how difficult that decision would have been if we were in the three slot. I'd just as soon convert Rielly to center and see how he does!

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I don't prefer Galchenyuk over Rielly, I just wish that when we were adding an elite talent like Rielly that we could have filled that gaping hole at center and how difficult that decision would have been if we were in the three slot. I'd just as soon convert Rielly to center and see how he does!
Maybe we will this draft, I am convinced Rielly will prove he was the right pick, it's a bit fustrating knowing he can do more as he did in the Subway series, but perhaps is not getting the chance to right now. Still the real games are when the cream rises to the top. Hope Spott realizes he can make a difference.

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Zero points. I will really have to see for myself to see if this is true.
Points don't always tell the story, we should know that already with Rielly and Moose Jaw.

I watched that game and Galchenyuk was a beast. I don't like to be one of those fans that can't give credit and compliment another player that belongs to a rival. I am not talking about taking gally over rielly, just pointing out that I watched that game and he was GREAT.

Rielly has been disappointing thus far. Everyone has actually on team Canada except for one or two players. Hopefully they all wake up.

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Points don't always tell the story, we should know that already with Rielly and Moose Jaw.

I watched that game and Galchenyuk was a beast. I don't like to be one of those fans that can't give credit and compliment another player that belongs to a rival. I am not talking about taking gally over rielly, just pointing out that I watched that game and he was GREAT.

Rielly has been disappointing thus far. Everyone has actually on team Canada except for one or two players. Hopefully they all wake up.
This team reminds me of Nagano all over again, so much talent but goals are sparse. I think a lot of the offence comes from the backline, quick smart passes, it's funny whenever Neidermayer played for Team Canada we looked far more dangerous, and when we didn't it struggled, this D doesn't have a Neidermayer, or do we? Just need to free him.

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This team reminds me of Nagano all over again, so much talent but goals are sparse. I think a lot of the offence comes from the backline, quick smart passes, it's funny whenever Neidermayer played for Team Canada we looked far more dangerous, this D doesn't have a Neidermayer, or do we? Just need to free him.
Yeah the goals are definitely sparse. I mean it's not even just one or two players, almost everyone. I think Rielly does have the green light, i read a quote of scott where he told Rielly in the one on one's when he made the team that he wanted him to play his game and not be a defensive d.

The first game, it was terrible pairing with Hamilton. I really expected the normal Rielly to show up in the last game. I can't put my finger on what it is, sure all the penalties don't help at all but he still got good minutes. Who knows...

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Yeah the goals are definitely sparse. I mean it's not even just one or two players, almost everyone. I think Rielly does have the green light, i read a quote of scott where he told Rielly in the one on one's when he made the team that he wanted him to play his game and not be a defensive d.

The first game, it was terrible pairing with Hamilton. I really expected the normal Rielly to show up in the last game. I can't put my finger on what it is, sure all the penalties don't help at all but he still got good minutes. Who knows...
There was 7 defenseman dressed this game too. That along with the penalties means he probably ended up playing 15-20 minutes, close to half of what he would usually play with MJ. Could be why we don't see as much, we just don't get a chance to.

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There was 7 defenseman dressed this game too. That along with the penalties means he probably ended up playing 15-20 minutes, close to half of what he would usually play with MJ. Could be why we don't see as much, we just don't get a chance to.
Well the first game, Hamilton was a terrible pairing period. Hamilton is the top dog and he wants the puck and is also counted on for offense. However I expected WAY MORE once paired with a defensive d who is expected to stay back.

I am not saying minutes don't play a part but he still got the minutes to play his game. So if he doesn't get 30 minutes then his useless? Also with the penalties he doesn't get into the flow but you can't just put it on minutes.

He just doesn't seem aggressive. We'll find out on boxing day either way. I guess you can't put too much stock in these games, although can't dismiss all together either.

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There was 7 defenseman dressed this game too. That along with the penalties means he probably ended up playing 15-20 minutes, close to half of what he would usually play with MJ. Could be why we don't see as much, we just don't get a chance to.
Fire Burke.

Oh wait.

Fire someone, Rielly kicks ass. Get him on the ice.

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