Duly Quoted: Morgan Rielly, on the Leafs' Work Ethic
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Duly Quoted: Morgan Rielly, on the Leafs’ Work Ethic

The promising Leafs defenseman uses unfortunate language to frame the team's struggles.

“You’re not here to be a girl about it.”

—Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly on the need for the team to have a better work ethic and be positive as it goes through some tough times. The 20-year-old Rielly could have chosen his words better, just as the Leafs, ranked 26th of 30 teams in the NHL, could play better. Then again, maybe if they had the work ethic of, say, Hayley Wickenheiser–or many other female hockey players–the team, and Rielly, wouldn’t be in this position.