Anything : Mike Reilly

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  1. Rockettrudel

    Rockettrudel Registered User

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    This guy is now the go-to guy for Claude Julien I know it’s only been 6 games so far but I can’t believe MTL got him for a 5th round pick ? He really look like a younger Mike Green and he is only 25 year old. He is also very similar to Thomas Kaberle when he skates.



    I know he proved nothing so far but why did the others teams saw nothing in him !? Is this another proof you must take time to develop a D ?
     
  2. Rockettrudel

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    That release here and that confidence at blue line was just sick !

     
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    Why is this marked the players Tribune?

    I got excited for a second.
     
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    lol i know - me too

    click bait
     
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    trib·une1
    /ˈtribyo͞on,triˈbyo͞on/
    noun
    noun: tribune; plural noun: tribunes; noun: tribune of the people; plural noun: tribunes of the people
    1. an official in ancient Rome chosen by the plebeians to protect their interests.
      • a Roman legionary officer.
        noun: military tribune; plural noun: military tribunes
      • a popular leader; a champion of the people.
    (Now you know.....)
     
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    I won’t leave beforeI read a Player’s tribune article on our new top pairing D !:fence::fight::box:
     
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    Skate like Kaberle, huh?

    Now there’s something you don’t read in a compliment very often.
     
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    To be honest, fulls marks for the sensible, non-hyperbolic comparison.
     
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    Now, we all know it takes more than 6 games to make a career, but he has been very impressive playing against very good teams.

    Defensively, he is not perfect, but his skating ability and transition skills along with the forwards getting more involved defensively make it possible to skate the puck out quickly.

    If the team stops playing well, it will be interesting to see how he fares and how he reacts to being hemmed in his territory, but he is clearly a new NHL-type of player. Good for Habs. They really needed a D like him. It was definitely a great find for the price paid.
     
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    How the hell did we only get him for a fifth round pick? This guy has been such a great addition to the team, he's part of the reason why we have success right now.
     
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    He said Reilly is like Kaberle when Kaberle was skating. I.e. like a Kaberle that skates better, which would actually be a really good player.
     
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    Maybe the Montreal version of Kaberle.
     
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    He is looking like a steal. Bergevin definitely deserves credit getting him, and so cheaply when 30 other GM's could have also too. The Habs D has been pleasantly good this year. And it will get even better when Weber gets back.
     
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    He will come back down to the earth after the Habs win another October cup.
     
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    Your GM recognized an opportunity when it presented itself. Shocking, I know.

    Reilly and Olofsson were in a pretty rotten situation last season: competing for 3rd pairing time, much of next to an awful Kyle Quincey who refused to play on the right side. To his credit, Reilly stepped up to give playing on the right a shot; he didn't do great, but I'm not sure what one could expect out of him. Anyway, Quincey got canned, they picked up an actual RD from waivers (Prosser), and Reilly/Olofsson continued to complete for the 3LD spot.

    Unfortunately, the rest of the team was wracked with injuries and wasn't performing well, so things were tense. Every point mattered and every game was under the microscope, which meant that any mistake was likely to get them benched. For a guy that needed to build some confidence, it wasn't a good situation.

    And then Nick Seeler got called up, did pretty much everything Boudreau wanted from a 3rd pairing defenseman, and has held onto his spot since then.

    On top of all that the Wild were super tight against the cap, to the point where they had to do some stupid roster gymnastics just to make AHL call-ups. It came to the TDL and one of the extra defensemen had to go so that they could call up Kunin for the playoffs.

    The skillset's never been in question with Reilly. He just got squeezed off of a deep blueline and Bergevin was apparently the only guy in the league that needed LD and recognized some potential there. I don't think any of this is a mystery to Wild fans. A low-expectation, high-opportunity environment like Montreal late last season and going into this season is pretty much the best case scenario for Reilly.
     
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    Legitimately asked myself why there's a thread on the Eskimos QB in here. :laugh:

    Looks like a promising player for the Habs.
     
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    Wow, that's quite the defensive positioning by Schenn.
     
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    Wasn't that impressive and definitely not threadworthy. Schenn is an idiot for going over instead of underneath Hudon's pick. The STL forwards should have switched. Allen is garbage and didn't really fight around the traffic to look for the shot.
     
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    It's not a thread about this particular play. He's been incredibly impressive a huge reason why the habs are doing as well as they are

    Now onto tanking ok boys?
     
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    Well to Schenn's defense, in most cases the player will poke the puck here and run on a breakaway.

    Mike Reilly showed some solid ability to skate it out of reach of Schenn's so quickly.
     
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    The difference is that in previous years, that move by Reilly in the clip above wouldn't have worked. Schenn would've poke checked him and been away on a breakaway.

    Reilly is an offensive Dman who needed quality playing time. His physical talent was never in doubt, especially his skating, but his puck handling is pretty good, too. His defensive skills and overall judgement were a question mark, but it was hard for him to,work out the kinks in MN because he get a game or two at a time on the third pairing, make a mistake, then get sent back to the bench. Wild had a similar, but better player in Dumba. Both showed talent, but would also make gaffes.

    Olofsson is a different type player, but many including myself, think he might be a good Dman also. Injuries have destroyed any sense of continuity in his development.
     
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    It's a great move by Reilly, but there's really not any good reason for a PK'ing forward to go charging out like that while the puck is in full possession. That was a bonkers idea and he rightfully got posterized for doing it.
     
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    But on the penalty kill, you can't be caught cheating like that, maybe 5v5 when you have more support. If that's how he's gonna kill penalties (going for a few shorties), he'd be better off on the bench.
     
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    I think its more about his play this season than the actual goal. But neither deserves a thread on the main boards at this point in time
     
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    Wild have had Suter (who plays like 30 minutes a game) and guys like Brodin/Scandella also on the left side, some D just simply need to play more to look good and play with confidence. Montreal traded for him at the right time, when more than half of the league was looking for guys to help their team for playoff runs they traded for a guy who they could play a lot of minutes with no pressure and it has worked out so far.
     

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