LD Griffin Reinhart (2012, 4th overall, New York Islanders)
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11-24-2012, 01:03 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Edmonton, AB
I understand the logic in not rushing him from a mental standpoint and potential confidence issue, but I don't get the offensive worries or filling out at all.
The kid is clearly a man amongst boys in the WHL physically and he's already over 200 pounds. Is him at 208 going to be vastly different than the 202 he is right now?
If you're waiting for his offense to be NHL ready, then you'll be waiting more than a year. He kinda reminds me of Weber in that offensive instincts looked good and appears to have offensive potential that's untapped right now, but an extra year isn't going to allow it to bloom an all of a sudden make him ready.
His offensive game will likely continue to develop over the next 5+ years to the point where we will truly know what he's capable of.
Either way, the kid is going to be quite good IMO. You may not notice him some nights, but he will be very solid.
If he ever gets mean he will be a scary defender.
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