Thread: Prospect Info: 2012-2013 Prospect Talk PART IV
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11-16-2012, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by doublechili View Post
My recollection of draft day last year was that the word we were hearing from McKenzie and others was that Reinhart could go as high as #2 and was not expected to last past #4 or 5. I discount most of what we hear until the last couple of days before the draft which is when we get the good info, and at that time Reinhart was expected to go very high.
I remember the same. There was some talk from McKenzie that the Oilers were considering taking Reinhart #1 overall. It made sense considering their need for a big time defense prospect and the fact that Reinhart plays like right there so you have to think they were very familiar with him.

I wanted Forsberg, but Reinhart was ranked #4 and Button called it (I'm not a fan of his, but he did call Strome the year before). Considering all factors, Reinhart was a very good pick AND he was pretty much the BPA at #4 according to McKenzie and Button. I know that the Draft is all about hyperbole, I did hear from one of those guys that big Griff could be the best player in the draft class when it's all said and done. I hope they are right and these guys are not Internet armchair GM's like all of us.

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