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Could Morgan Rielly Pull A Luke Schenn?

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06-23-2012, 08:39 PM
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Gunnar is almost three inches taller.
No he's not.

Morgan Rielly is almost 6'1'' (6'.05'' if I remember correctly). Carl Gunnarson certainly isn't almost 6'4''. He's, at the most, 6'2''.

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06-23-2012, 08:59 PM
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I'm already looking forward to him playing in the world juniors, it's been a few years since a leafs prospect has played on team Canada hasn't it?

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06-23-2012, 09:05 PM
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Personally I think both Finn and Rielly have good chances to make the leafs current roster. Especially cause I do not believe Schultz is signing here. EDM makes the most sense for him and I believe he is probably going to go there.

It would be nice to see Rielly go back to juniors and tear it up again, but I wouldn't be surprised if he or Finn made the team.

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06-23-2012, 09:09 PM
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I'm already looking forward to him playing in the world juniors, it's been a few years since a leafs prospect has played on team Canada hasn't it?
Didomenico and Kadri were the last I think

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06-23-2012, 09:11 PM
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Didomenico and Kadri were the last I think
That was like 2010 wasn't it?

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06-23-2012, 09:21 PM
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Another year with Moose Jaw for sure, will be a busy season with the Mini Summit Series and World Juniors (Here's hoping Finn makes the team, too!)

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06-23-2012, 09:26 PM
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Given the depth on D the Leafs have, I can't imagine him coming close to making the team this year.

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06-23-2012, 11:18 PM
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The ONLY reason i say No is because he only played 18 games this year... But you never know...

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06-23-2012, 11:23 PM
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Another year with Moose Jaw for sure, will be a busy season with the Mini Summit Series and World Juniors (Here's hoping Finn makes the team, too!)
Reilly, Percey, Finn

It's like 2003 all over again.

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06-23-2012, 11:27 PM
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Even if he impresses at training camp, I'd rather take the safe route and give him another year in the WHL, then maybe some seasoning in the AHL. His potential is too high to risk rushing him and hurting his development.
Agreed. Plus I dont think he has the muscle to play in the NHL right now. Schenn had an NHL body at 18 years old.

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I know Luke had his share of hardships and just got traded, but...

If Morgan Rielly does really well for the Leafs in training camp, could you see him staying with them this coming season? Personally, I think no matter how good he does, he should spend another year in the WHL, and maybe a year in the AHL.
I think his skillset transcends the kind of error Schenn experienced in development. Schenn was never going to dictate the tempo of a game, he might temporarily halt it, but he's not going to impose his will the way Reilly looks quite capable of doing.

Burke has his hand firmly on the reigns of mandating development on the farm a la Anaheim and I think regards Reilly every bit as much as he claims to. Best player in the Draft and will protect him accordingly.

That said, Schenn may still redeem his arc, but the toolbox he's working with and what Reilly has are quite different. Success favours Reilly.

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06-23-2012, 11:33 PM
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No. Even if he blows us away at camp, it's definitely best to send him back down for a year. Kids going to be a beauty so we need to let him develop at a good pace.

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06-23-2012, 11:35 PM
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Agreed. Plus I dont think he has the muscle to play in the NHL right now. Schenn had an NHL body at 18 years old.

He tested very high on physical strength at the combine .....but I bet you did not realize this. This is a young man who lives in the gym, always has. He will be sent back to play in the WHL and at the World Jr championship. He stays the following year for keeps. Also do not be surprised if he plays for the Leafs at the start of this season......get his feet wet. This is not a scrub D man we are talking about. This is a highly skilled player who controls the pace of the game.

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06-23-2012, 11:57 PM
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I think Rielly should be given a fair shot at training camp, and if he justifies being on the team by being a great defencemen, he should be given a shot on the team. I hope he gets a few call ups this year at least, some NHL experience could really help him.

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06-23-2012, 11:59 PM
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If he follows the same path we will have to trade him for Gabriel Landekog in four years.

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06-24-2012, 12:00 AM
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Well factoring in Burke's slower approach to development and the injury he sustained I would say at least 1-2 more years before he gets a sniff.

Then again I didn't think Gardiner would play last year so anything's possible.

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06-24-2012, 12:05 AM
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No way.

Completely different players, but I believe that had Schenn been able to go back to Kelowna to develop his offensive game we may not have had the news we did today. Reilly will benefit from having a role on the WJC team as well as big minutes to work on his defensive game. It's been said many times nobody has ever had their career ruined by playing too long in junior.

Blacker, Holzer, Percy, and Fraser all deserve a long look. If Franson and/or Komisarek are moved you could maybe even see two of the above on the roster come October.

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06-24-2012, 12:21 AM
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Not a chance.

How many dmen have we buggered up by rushing them?Jim Benning,Nylund,Iafrate and more recently Schenn.The kid played 18 games,another year dominating in juniors will do him no harm.We were lucky to get find a taker for Schenn,we destroyed that kid.

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06-24-2012, 07:36 AM
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I don't care how well he plays in camp, he's got to go back to junior. I'm tired of the Leafs ruining young players. Rielly has a chance to be something special but he shouldn't be rushed.

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06-24-2012, 08:25 AM
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Burke said he thinks Rielly will be "fast-tracked" -- in Burke lingo that pretty much means he doesnt think he will need AHL time. So our realistic timeline is Sept 2013, or Sept 2014

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Zero chance. He'll spend the next two years in juniors where he belongs.

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Don't worry guys. Morgan Rielly is legit. You'll be impressed by his worth ethic. No comparisons to Schenn, Morgan is a mobile D-Man who could be useful on the PP.

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06-24-2012, 10:08 AM
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Unless he impresses at the training camp like Gardiner did, then he won't be on leafs lineup.

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06-24-2012, 10:09 AM
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I hope he imprsesses, and mayeb they do what Winnipeg and Ottawa did with Mika Mark last season. Let him play the first 10 or so games with the big club, then send him back to junior where he'll dominate.

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Luke Schenn being traded opens up the possibility of Justin Schultz. If he surprises the Leafs, he'll get a 9 game stint but I want Rielly to dominate the WHL and go win gold for Canada.
This, this is the best part about drafting Canadians

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