He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.
They may not be tough guys by the sense of the word, but they are tough in the right ways to me. Ie. All have stuck up for teammates and all will take a hit to make a play. That's a better form of toughness to me.
Great to hear! Now you can never again say that Grabovski is soft. Progress!
I'm loving the pick! Morgan is a beast. Just wondering though, what is his shot like? On pretty much all the footage I've seen of him, he rarely if ever blasts it from the point.
That is one thing I'd like to see from him. Another is improve the defensive game.
From what I've seen/read, he's not a shooting defenseman but can shoot it well. Still very much a set up guy for a Phaneuf-type with the big cannon.
As for his defensive game, I think he is better than people realize. Good stick and obviously his skating can bail out most misreads. He's not exactly a stalwart back there like say Ryan Murray, but he's not just a 4th forward, like say Karlsson, out there either.
I think they should send him to Sweden to play in the SEL for a year.
Then the Leafs could have the next Lidstrom.
I see my darkhorse Greg Chase scored the shootout winner ... again.
Calgary Herald has a write up on the game.
Rielly, who missed the majority of the 2011-12 season with a knee injury, was dangerous all night long, showing exactly why the Toronto Maple Leafs made him the fifth-overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft last June.
Goal of the game: Warriors D Morgan Rielly walked off the side boards into the slot and fed a pass to a waiting Carter Hansen.
I'm not sure if the other team is just awful or if Rielly is that good. Maybe he should play pro somewhere instead of against kids.
He is simply that good.
I have watched him do this since his Major Bantam year....this video shows his defensive ability as well....he simply can skate his team out of trouble....
The people who have not watched him play more than a few times live simply do not understand just how good he is....in both ends of the ice.
As a Leaf fan I was praying that we selected him as he is a type of player that does not come along all that often, had he not been hurt we never would have got him as he would have been selected by Edmonton in my opinion.
He was unbelievable in the clip shown. At the same time, I do not think those moves will work very well in the pros. His skill level is quite obvious. He looks like he could be a forward with those skills