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03-20-2009, 09:48 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Washington DC
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There isn't much point trying to convince people of Schultz' positive attributes. The team appreciates them just fine, and that's all that matters.
Schultz would be far more popular with fans if he were 5' 11", yet because he has size, he's expected to be a physical hitter.
Schultz is a mobile puckmover, with a good first pass, who happens to be tall. He could stand to work on his skating, to be sure, as he can get beat. Yet he's a puckmover who will probably never be a guy with a lot of snarl. As long as he doesn't get too expensive, that's a valuable player. Pair him with a decent defenseman with wheels. If the club adds a guy who can play with Green at some point, Schultz can play with Poti.
If Schultz were 5'11", I doubt he'd be in the league. Most of his game is his reach.
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