Is Fiala a more natural scorer and have a great two way game (or just not ****** defensively)? How NHL ready is he?
He's a playmaker. Tends to slack off defensively sometimes and miss his player, but that will come with maturity, just glue him to Couts and that will be fixed. I could see him being 1-2 years away from the NHL, just needs to grow into his body - he's got decent size.
I don't this draft has many NHL ready players outside of the top couple picks. I am not even sure Ekblad is totally ready. He probably has a ETA for the 2015-2016 season.
Pretty much, there could be some camp suprises but as of right now I would just count Reinhart & Ekblad down as the only two good bets of playing at 18/19 next year.
Reinhart is big enough to get by in the NHL & has nothing left to prove at the junior level anymore.
Ekblad probably isn't ready skill wise but he's too big for the junior level & has done enough to move up to the NHL. It would probably be a wasted year in development to send him back so a teams just going have to let him take his lumps next year.