Thread: Prospect Info: Prospect Talk PART VII
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08-21-2013, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Chapin Landvogt View Post
Ironically, my viewings of Reinhart have never led me to believe that he is going to be a particularly good NHLer. However, many voices say he will be and my viewings have been very limited.

I definitely feel, however, that as he grows, so too must his speed, particularly backwards and side-to-side. He does not look like a four direction skater to me, not of any true note.

Again, just based on what I've seen. I feel he leaves an impression that he should always be doing more.

Naturally, I hope I'm way off base and that his game will translate very well at the NHL level.

I know we should hope for more than just a 'Morrow' type, but if this team is winning with Reinhart quietly posting a +20 and many PK minutes every season, whatever else he can add in any other department will just be the cherry on top, even if we'd technicalls wish for more from a 4th overall pick in a good draft.

Fortunately, Reinhart does not have to be an all-everything high pick player, as Hamonic is scheduled to be the backbone blueliner while, with any luck, Pulock can eventually be a Letang type (don't ask, just a bit of gut feeling on behalf - my viewings of him have had me thinking 'Joe Corvo', but hope he's more highend than that). These are the three key Dmen going forward, but I'm confident that several of Hickey, Donovan, Pedan, Mayfield, Pokka, Pelech, and heck, even a guy like Russo are gonna find permanent NHL jobs (de Haan too with any physical luck), so we'll have to see who lands here and who is used to bring in other pieces.
On the show I was listening to yesterday they mentioned what you said in line three, he leaves you wanting to see more. Reinhart will get a chance to expand his game if he stays in Edmonton. Hope he did some work on his skating this summer. He will never be a huge scorer, we want more than just a defensive specialist drafted that high.

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