Morgan Rielly has been turning heads at the World Cup of Hockey. He’s been a part of the loveable, freakishly talented group known as Team North America: essentially, a group of kids who are all absurdly good at hockey put together to see how youthful exuberance can compete against the rest of the best.
So far, it’s been great.
And now, it’s a little greater, because Rielly was mic’d up for his team’s final round robin game against Team Sweden - a 4-3 overtime thriller he got an assist in.
Speaking of that assist, right from the beginning...
Whoa. We were all excited about Auston Matthews’ impressive goal 30 seconds in, but I don’t think any of us were Rielly levels of excited.
He also frequently chats strategy with his teammates, politely confirms stuff with the officials, is as amazed by Johnny Gaudreau as the rest of us, and figures out what to do about his busted mouth.
And, of course... Nathan MacKinnon’s overtime winner.
He’s loud, guys. It’s amazing. He’s just like us, only substantially better at hockey.