"in a recent 2014 draft redo, I saw that he'd be picked fourth based on his NHL stats" (I added emphasis to my original comment to put it more clearly in my intended context). I was surprised to see him slotted at #4 (actually he was in a tie for 4/5 with Larkin; 1-3 were Ekblad, Draisaitl, Pastrnak). But, they based this on actual stats. Actual stats can surprise sometimes; Reinhart has put up better numbers than he's generally given credit for; stats also do not tell the full story. He was not drafted for his speed but for his "hockey iq". It's debatable, even dubious, that that was a valid reason for taking him #2, but he still is very young with a lot of upside remaining. Mostly that "upside" is based on having failed to actually deliver on his expected performance. Sam's problem is that he looks dependent on great linemates (i.e., Jack), and that shouldn't be the case with a guy with hockey iq. He should be the one improving the play of those around him. He is clearly not succeeding in the environment he's in. They either have to quickly change that environment, or they need to trade him.