LD Griffin Reinhart - Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL (2012, 4th overall, New York Islanders)
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12-08-2011, 02:11 AM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
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I don't think that he 100% lacks a mean streak.
I saw him drop the mitts in a game last season and in the viewing I had of him on Sunday he stepped up and SMOKED someone at the blueline on his first shift.
He isn't afraid to do stuff like that, it just doesn't happen enough for my liking.
I'd agree with that.
'No mean streak' is probably a better way to phrase it ... he'll finish his checks, and because he's so big/strong occasionally will finish them very hard, but doesn't have any sort of nasty streak. The fight you saw was pretty rare ... he's had what, 2 all together?
If he gets a bit more physical and maxes out his offensive potential, he might have Seabrook-type upside.
I'm not familiar enough with the Euros in this draft to say whether he is/isn't a top-10 pick, but I've definitely seen WHL defenders I've considered to be worse prospects go in the top 10. I wouldn't be surprised to see him go very high as he's a very safe bet to be a core player for an NHL team.
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