June 22, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Morgan Rielly poses for a photo after being selected as the number five overall draft pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2012 NHL Draft at CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Poll: What to do with Morgan Rielly?


There is no doubt that Morgan Rielly, the Toronto Maple Leafs 2012 first round draft pick, is by far one of their most promising prospects but there is one little issue that is making Rielly a little bit of a problem. That issue is his age.  Rielly is 19-years-old which makes him Junior eligible which means he cannot play in the AHL for Toronto’s affiliate the Marlies, this amounts to him either remaining with his junior team this coming season or playing for the Leafs.

You may be saying well what’s the problem. The problem is he is too developed for the WHL but not developed enough to play in the NHL. The options after training camp are, send him back to the WHL where he won’t be challenged or rush him into the NHL where he could fall flat on his face (I’m not saying he will fall on his face, he is a talented kid, but it is a possibility).

What do you think is the right move when it comes to Morgan Rielly? Vote in the poll below and comment in the box below, on twitter, or on facebook!

What should the Leafs do with Morgan Rielly?

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  • Thomas Eric

    Learn by failing get him in the nhl see what he can do it won’t help him in the whl he may develope bad habits