RoyalDude wrote:Ekblad over Reinhart, Meds? Terrible! You don't pass up on a high IQ, super skilled. 6'-1", 200 lb centre from Vancouver for Ekblad. Plain stupid. Ekblad isn't Norris trophy material
Reinhart and Horvat as your 1 & 2 centres for the next decade is very appealing
I wasn't overly impressed with Reinhart at the WJC's.....although that could be said about most of Canada's roster.
It's also the only time I've seen him play, so I didn't really look into him much after that. I thought he was smaller than that. He looked to be closer to 5'-11", 170lbs.....so I was thinking to stay away from smaller guys right now.
The other thing I considered is that, despite what the team is saying right now, there is a better than average chance that we will be drafting in the top 14 again next season, trading up into the top 10 gives us a shot at some legitimate centers. The top 10 prospects, as it stands now, has 6 centers in the list. Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, Colin White, Matt Barzal, Daniel Sprong, and Dylan Strome. Only one defenseman in that list that sounds like he's going to be a top pairing guy, and that is Noah Hanifin.