Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: NY Islanders Sign Griffin Reinhart
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08-09-2012, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Homesick View Post
I really liked Reinhart last year, and by the end of the Oil Kings regular season I think he was better than Pysyk. He also seemed to step up his physical play in the playoffs and Memorial Cup.

I kind of hope he's back in Edmonton next year as him and Gernat seem to be a really good pair. Also, he would look good on team Canada of course. If he's truly ready for the big show next year then all the power to him. I'd just hate to see another Baily/Nino situation.
I just can't see the Isles not sending him back to Juniors. As of now they have Streit, Hamonic, Visnovsky, MacDonald, Carkner; and one of deHaan, Donovan and Ness in the final spot.

That said, even if they had room for him I don't see them rushing this kid. He's expected to be a top-pairing guy here for a long time and I don't see them taking risks with him.

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