It's only months after the draft. Neither have proven anything yet. I went with Reinhart solely because he was taken higher. I won't be able to make an educated decision until both have played in the NHL and we see who is better.
I have a limiting viewing of each (only 1 for Lindholm), and feel this is wayyyyy to premature, but i havent been all that impressed by Reinhart. If i had to choose id pick Lindholm as he was outstanding in the only game ive watched and it seems like thats regular, based on what Duck fans say.
I take Reinhart, but its close. Lindholm in my opinion is more safe, and I believe his experience in the AHL against tougher competition will allow him to make the jump to the NHL sooner. Reinhart is oozes potential.
He does indeed. When Boudreau saw him during the prospect camp he said his skating was Fowler-esque. I'd say he's not quite at Fowler's level, but he can really skate. I think he's someone that not a lot of people know much about, but when you see him play, you can see he lacks for nothing. I would definitely say that Lindholm is up there when the best D prospects in the 2012 draft. He just oozes talent, and he thinks the game at an incredibly high level.
I was pretty shocked at the Ducks picking Lindholm at 6th, and not Forsberg/Dumba. But at this point I'd take Lindholm over either of those guys, he is really impressing. Where he was picked is a great indicator of his talent level.
I feel like Reinhart is a bit lumbering right now, and could improve in a few areas of his game (mobility & puck control). However, if he puts it all together... watch out. He has that big frame, and is awesome defensively, if he adds muscle and works on his deficiencies he will be a STUD!