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2012-2013 Prospect Talk PART IV
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11-16-2012, 01:48 PM
I Miss Milstein.
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who do you feel was BPA available at #4?
Because those rankings were all over the place after Yakupov and Murray, both before the draft AND on draft day.
Plus. It's WAY early to be gauging the draft when nobody's played a game yet.
I wouldn't be so quick to limit Reinhart's offensive upside. He's got pretty good offensive skills and instincts, great passer and a real nice shot.
The hardest part of any dman's job, especially in the NHL, is to learn the defensive side. For an all-offense guy, the offense is easy, but is usually accompanied with a disaster in their own zone (Cam Fowler, Jake Gardiner to a lesser extent, who's older and soon, Morgan Rielly) Even Viktor Hedman and Tyler Myers and Zack Bogosian have struggled with this.
The one thing I worry about with Reinhart is his compete level. He seems very cool and calm and mild-mannered, like he'd almost say "i'm sorry" if he hit someone too hard. His baby-face and olive-oil skin doesn't help!
I'm not suggesting he needs to have a mean streak but we don't want another Ty Wishart who's big but not physical, isn't good enough offensively OR defensively.
Of course it's WAY too early to say. I believe he'll be a very good hockey player who will never be as physical as you'd want for someone that big, but frankly, I don't care. Hitting is really difficult to do well as a defenseman and MOST young players can't do it without getting into problems positionally (Mike Komisarek, Luke Schenn). The ones who play physical do it RARELY and spend a lot of time on positioning, stick work, board play - that's the kind of player I see in Reinhart.
Now, if he can channel even half the offense his dad brought to the game, well, then we have a superstar in the makings. OR, we have Kent Nilsson's kid.
LOVE Reinhart's game, and look forward to seeing him play, but we're ALL gonna be looking at Grigorenko and wondering why in a few years IMHO.
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