Nothing wrong with this pick. I wanted Forsberg or Grigorenko, but I assume that I'm like most posters on here and just read reports all month leading up. You can get swept up in it, but these scout's job is to watch these guys all year and their opinion is much more educated than ours. Rielly looks like a great defenceman and having a smooth transition game is so important for your offence. They will just have to get a #1 C in another way... they obviously felt that Grigorenko was not fit for it..
Rielly was a good pick, but the Leafs future is bleak if they are unable to get anything close to an elite center.
using his big frame to create space and his skating ability to find open lanes to drive the net. He stands 6-3 and is a natural goal scorer with plenty of confidence.
He's a scout's dream in the way he prepares himself and plays an unselfish game, making smart decisions with the puck. With his bloodlines, he certainly understands what it will take to make it at the next level.