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Forum: NHLYesterday at 1:35 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MatthewsFan</b></div><div>Question is a little more for the Leaf crowd but does anyone else think the Leafs rushed into resigning Morgan? Hindsight what is is, but with or without Giordano, I’ve always kind of struggled if Rielly is a number 1 LD. Love the offence he create, great at moving the puck with speed but can’t defend against the rush, and can make some poor decisions without the puck.

Feels like they are making Sandin’s ascension to a more prominent role even harder with Rielly Muzzin and now Gio ahead of him. They could move him to his offside but he did not look comfortable at all in the short stint they tried him there this season.

I get the narrative they couldn’t let Morgan walk for nothing but you’ve got Gaudreau/Forsberg (some big names) also as FA, it happens.

Long winded way of saying I think they did, should have let this season play out, see where you stand, they look at a new deal or let him walk.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morgan Rielly signs an eight-year extension with the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/leafs?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">#leafs</a> carrying a $7.5M AAV.</p>— Chris Johnston (<a href="/users/reporterchris" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@reporterchris</a>) <a href="https://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1454112106081574916?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">October 29, 2021</a></blockquote>


He's not really worth that, but the Leafs won't find a better one in FA or late in the 1st round so it's better than any available options for them.
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