TRAIK-EOTOMY: Looks like Maple Leafs' Morgan Rielly could be a No. 1 defenceman after all

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TRAIK-EOTOMY: Looks like Maple Leafs' Morgan Rielly could be a No. 1 defenceman after all
TRAIK-EOTOMY: Looks like Maple Leafs' Morgan Rielly could be a No. 1 defenceman after all

We all rolled our eyes back in the day when then-Leafs GM Brian Burke said he had Morgan Rielly rated No. 1 in the 2012 NHL entry draft. Six years later, who's been better than Rielly? Certainly not any of the four players picked ahead of him. First-overall bust Nail Yakupov is playing in Russia, Ryan Murray can't stay healthy, centre-turned-winger-turned-centre Alex Galchenyuk is on his second team, and Griffin Reinhart hasn't stepped foot in the NHL in two years. If you had to do the draft all over again, maybe Nashville centre Filip Forsberg would have gone first overall. That is, if you don't favour a goalie such as Andrei Vasilevskiy (19th), Frederik Andersen (87th) or Connor Hellebuyck

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