Home Sports Redskin A torn ACL, Garth Snow and some luck: How the Leafs stole... SportsRedskin A torn ACL, Garth Snow and some luck: How the Leafs stole Morgan Rielly at No. 5 October 1, 2020 2 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp June 22, 2012. Brian Burke is standing atop the NHL draft stage at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Maple Leafs president and general manager is waiting to greet his first-round pick when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sidles up beside him. “Is that who you wanted?” Bettman asks Burke. “We had him first,” Burke responds matter-of-factly, as behind-the-scenes footage from that day shows. Bettman’s eyes widen. “Awesome,” he says. “It’s funny how things work out.” Yes, it’s funny how things work out. Were it not for a major knee injury, a “crapshoot” at the top of the draft, and a surprising draft night move by Garth Snow and the New York Islanders, it’s possible Morgan Rielly doesn’t fall to the Leafs with the fifth overall pick and never becomes one of the best defencemen in franchise history. And arguably, the best skater in the entire 2012… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott takes blame after blowout loss to Cardinals Manchester United fans: Discuss the PSG game with our reporter Carl Anka Live Q&A: Magic reporter Josh Robbins takes your questions Thursday at 8 p.m. ET Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs’ run game gives Le’Veon Bell a preview vs. Bills [NFL: Washington Redskins] – The Game | Episode 5 | The Race For The NFC East [SB Nation: Hogs Haven] – NFL Week 5: Monday Night Football Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys [YouTube: Washington Redskins Videos] – The Game | Episode 5 | The Race For The NFC East Dodgers vs. Rays: Hitters and pitchers to watch and World Series predictions [Sports Gab Network: Redskins Gab] – No Longer A Fan. Texans thoughts: Even the best version of Deshaun Watson can’t carry this team [NFL: Washington Redskins] – WFT Daily: Kendall Fuller's Answered Prayer Appreciating Hisashi Iwakuma’s memorable Mariners moments LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.