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06-21-2011, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Voodoo Child View Post
And let's also not forget that they're the same age. Hamonic had a good year, but that doesn't mean he's better than a guy the same age who has accomplished a lot more.

Hamonic had a full minute more of PPTOI, and 34 seconds less SHTOI. He plays easier minutes than Schenn and gets more opportunities to score.

As for people saying shutdown guys are more common, blech. What's more common? A guy with top-5 in the NHL shutdown potential (He's already top-20 easily) and 35 point upside (Schenn) or 35-50 point two-way guys (Hamonic)?
You act as if Schenn is a lot better defensively which he isn't. I think he is currently a little bit better defensively because he is stronger, but I think Hamonic will be just as good once he gets that strength. Both will be very good in the future though, and it is far to early to tell who will be better of the 2.

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