RD Ryan Pulock - Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL (2013, 15th overall, New York Islanders)
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10-23-2012, 09:23 PM
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His overall game has been fantastic. With a guy like Pysyk moving on and still missing Gernat to injury, he's been given the role as their pure #1 guy. He's been fantastic in his own zone and in the games I've watched, he's also been very involved in the rush and trying to create offensively.
With the world junior team, everyone knows it's a very strategically picked team. There is no way in the world that Reinhart would make the team over Pulock if they are looking for an offensive guy to play the point on the PP. That's definitely not his strength, compared to Pulock.
But, if they are looking for a two way guy who can bring size and a more defensive outlook, Reinhart would definitely get the nod.
People just expect Reinhart to be the next Pronger or something just because he's big. Once you're mature enough to get over the fact that he's his own player you can realize he's a good prospect. Just because he doesn't play a loud, sexy game and is that tall doesn't make him underwhelming. Probably not a future Norris winner or anything but he has a good shot of being a legit first pairing defender in the league, not too many prospects you can say that about without homerism/ridiculous expectations/exponential projection.
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