Bruins trade 3rd Round Pick for Mike Reilly

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He has had positive possession numbers the last four years, and this year has started in the defensive zone almost 60% of this starts, which is a marked departure from his previous years. He’s a good pivot for the 2nd PP, but won’t likely score much. Good depth for the back line on the left side where they need it. He’s a UFA at the end of this year.

Not sure how I feel about a 3rd being traded for him, but he’s been a much improved player in Ottawa the past two years when their defense was lean.
 

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I wonder what this means for one of the MASH unit of Zboril, Gryzleck, Carlo, Miller, and McAvoy.

Have to think at least one of them has a bad long term outlook for coming back this season.
 

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I wonder what this means for one of the MASH unit of Zboril, Gryzleck, Carlo, Miller, and McAvoy.

Have to think at least one of them has a bad long term outlook for coming back this season.
Carlo is the one that worries me, but I think this has more to do with their concern regarding the health of Gryz, Lauzon and Zboril and their inability to keep them healthy. Hopefully Reilly can play some RD, as I suspect they will need him to play early and often with most of their defense out.
 

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I wonder what this means for one of the MASH unit of Zboril, Gryzleck, Carlo, Miller, and McAvoy.

Have to think at least one of them has a bad long term outlook for coming back this season.
McAvoy's injury looked minor by all accounts. Gryzleck is a concern as it appears he got concussed, but hopefully not serious; it's too early to really know either way. Carlo is a bigger concern given the seriousness of his earlier concussion. Miller is at best probably going to be in-and-out.

The problem is that even a week or 2 with all or most of them out really could derail their playoff chances.
 

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It doesn't necessarily say a ton about the current injuries imo. If you are going in a run you need to stock up on defense to protect against the inevitable injuries during the playoffs.
 

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Assuming health, which is a huge assumption, I think Reilly slots in with Carlo so Gryz and McAvoy can continue destroying the NHL.
 

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Logistically, Reilly is driving from Ottawa to Boston and won't require a quarantine. He hopes to play tonorrow.
 

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Logistically, Reilly is driving from Ottawa to Boston and won't require a quarantine. He hopes to play tonorrow.
He doesn't need a quarantine after crossing a national border? FYI, I needed two weeks when I went the other way.
 

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He is coming to the US though and we don't care. I don't really understand why but its been confirmed he doesn't need to quarantine. Good thing because they need him badly tomorrow.
 

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He is coming to the US though and we don't care. I don't really understand why but its been confirmed he doesn't need to quarantine. Good thing because they need him badly tomorrow.
It's because he's driving and not flying.

Travel Restrictions: Canada Is Included In U.S. Rules That Require Quarantine After Travel - Narcity

Biden reiterated these rules during an address and said that it applies to "everyone flying to the United States from another country."
 

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McAvoy's injury looked minor by all accounts. Gryzleck is a concern as it appears he got concussed, but hopefully not serious; it's too early to really know either way. Carlo is a bigger concern given the seriousness of his earlier concussion. Miller is at best probably going to be in-and-out.

The problem is that even a week or 2 with all or most of them out really could derail their playoff chances.
+1

Not surprised that Sweeney added a puck mover on D. They'll pair him with Carlo if healthy, if not Miller, if healthy and available.
 

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Fluto on Reilly:

“It may be that if the defense ever rolls out McAvoy, Grzelcyk, Carlo and Miller at the same time, it would push Reilly down to third-pair status. This may be his best landing spot. He has already reached a career high in scoring, which isn’t necessarily what the Bruins require out of the Chicago native.

What they need is more basic: reliable defending, dependable puck retrievals and clean outlet passes out of their end. Reilly has a history of completing these actions, more so than Lauzon and Zboril, the defensemen most at risk of being pushed out of the lineup.”
 

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A lot of the player models have trouble accurately valuing good players on terrible teams, but analytics absolutely love this guy. I'm really excited to see how is game translates playing on a functional team.
 

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Maybe it is due to watching the defense before his arrival struggle so badly but Reilly has really popped to the eye test in the 2 games. I've always kind of thought he was a JAG since he's bounced around quite a bit in his career, but he appears to be a really useful player. Quick decisions, quick puck movement, doesn't seem to get out of position often. He looks like a real find early on. So far:

35 minutes

43-26 attempts (63%)
25-17 shots (60%)
22-11 scoring chances (66%)
65% xGF%
1-1 actual goals
 

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Reilly has definitely stood out to me. I didn’t know much about him, but he’s already had a huge effect on stabilizing the left side. Trades like this one don’t get the fanfare, but there is always a guy like him that turns out to make an outsized impact on long cup runs. He may be a D version of Chris Kelly for this year’s team.
 

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Reilly has definitely stood out to me. I didn’t know much about him, but he’s already had a huge effect on stabilizing the left side. Trades like this one don’t get the fanfare, but there is always a guy like him that turns out to make an outsized impact on long cup runs. He may be a D version of Chris Kelly for this year’s team.
The seamlessness in which they just plugged him in and played him is remarkable. It's like the stuff he's good at is exactly what they need right now. And I like that he wears an old-fashioned hockey number.