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Prospect Talk PART V
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12-30-2012, 02:41 PM
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Completely different players. I'd say Reinhart is much more suited to NHL play than Trouba. Trouba won't be able to play this way in the NHL, against that level of play, not a chance. Ryan Murphy will face similar challenges, as will Morgan Rielly and even Dougie Hamilton.
Reinhart wasn't great today, he got beat a few times both off the rush and along the boards but he was good when he needed to be as well. The US team was pretty good, feisty, fast, they played Canada pretty tough too, just couldn't get enough going offensively.
As good as these guys look against Germany (and the lower teams), you can see how much tougher it is against better teams. Where was Galchenyuk today? Project to the NHL and the reality is, these guys aren't ready for that level of play, they have a ways to go, all of them.
I think Strome played very well, which is great to see.
Drouin looks like a player!
Trouba wouldn't even make Team Canada. Let's not fall in love with other prospects on the basis of a WJC game or tournament. He looked good, yes, but I think as an NHL defenseman his game needs to be much different.
I don't think Trouba has to change his style one iota. He plays hard, good positional defense, and adds in offensive instincts. I think Trouba suffered through Couturier-itis prior to the draft, so over analyzed, yet before the sexy newcomers came around (Reilly, Reinhart & Dumba), Trouba was always spoken about as the best defenseman available. Trouba is having a great freshman season and a great tournament so far. Most people think he's going to be a stud 2-way defenseman.
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