He scored two points in the six games before Nashville (and 5 in the 7, but hey, I draw the lines where they best fit my argument too)
That kind of production is a hot streak for the likes Nolan and Larsson, and a rough patch for Malkin and McDavid.
For the guys in between - all of them - they happen all the time. Eichel got three points in the same six games.
If by Stafford situation you mean that if he gets a big contract, he may never return to the heights shown this year?
Then I have no worries about that at all. Stafford got that contract at 25, not 22. And Reinhart is a much better player.
His comparables are Bo Horvat, Jonathan Drouin, and Alex Wennberg - six years at $4.9 to $5.5
He’s scored between 40 and 50 points every year in the league. Pretty safe bet to assume he will continue to at least put up those numbers, and a reasonable bet that he will produce more in his prime years, no?
Forty point scorers get $4 million. Forty point scorers at 22 who seem to be trending upward get more.
If I’m Reinhart, I’d bet on myself, take a one-year deal and shoot for a seven-year $50 million contract next year when I crack 60 points.
Two questions for you:
Can’t you chalk up Reinhart’s performance thus far to the typical growth of a young player reaching maturity?
How many top 10 picks have been more consistent than Reinhart over their first three seasons?
Edited by dudacek, 01 April 2018 - 04:18 PM.