You watch Morgan Rielly and you see what’s there: the stride, the intuitive passing, the blocky body that should allow him to hang in and fight through the congestion near his own crease.
It took Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle to note what wasn’t there.
“I had the conversation with Morgan about getting him to play more of his game,” Carlyle was saying after a spirited scrimmage, Wednesday.
“I asked him what his strengths were. He said his number one thing was skating. I said ‘I don’t know if we really saw you ...