LD Griffin Reinhart - Edmonton Oil Kings, WHL (2012, 4th overall, New York Islanders)
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11-04-2012, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by
I am the Liquor
He is playing great. Dont let the stat line make you think otherwise.
Unfortunately for him, Edmonton's coach has been using five forwards on the first unit pp for the bulk of the season. He really should have Reinhart out there and be using his point shot as a focal point. Last night Reinhart was pretty effective on one pp, as they used him in this way, they didnt score, but had several very good chances.
If they start using him on the first unit pp again and if Martin Gernat comes back from injury and is paired with Reinhart, you will see his numbers improve.
But he is the best dman on the team by miles, and probably the best dman in the league in regards to his defensive play and moving the puck out of the zone safely and effectively.
I would echo basically all of this. I would hesitate to call him head and shoulders the best D in the league defensively/puck moving out of zone, but he would definitely be in that conversation.
His development is right on track.
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