LD Griffin Reinhart (2012, 4th, NYI; traded to EDM)
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11-09-2012, 04:49 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
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So for those who get to watch Reinhart regularly, how NHL ready is he right now?
Could he play in the NHL right now? Probably, he has the defensive game for it. Would he excel in the NHL? That's a different question.
But I don't see why he should be rushed along. I think this year and possibly another in the WHL would be great for his development and maybe even a year in the AHL after that.
I don't think defencemen should be rushed into the NHL. I'm not an Isles fan but I do like Reinhart and I think he'd be best served by playing out this year in the WHL, then spending 13-14 in the WHL, at least partially, and then start the AHL in 14-15 with the potential of being called up.
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