Thread: Confirmed with Link: [EDM/MIN] Tom Gilbert Traded For Nick Schultz
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02-27-2012, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Cerebral View Post
I really think some of you need to see Schultz play a few games. He's a great defensive player and he'll look great as a #4 guy here. I like Gilbert but we need an offensive defenceman WITH him here so it's not like things have changed.

Realistically, Edmonton really needs a top pairing minute eater who can play in all situations. Moving Gilbert to acquire Schultz doesn't really change that and I think it actually balances out our defence better IF we can get that guy (possibly Ryan Murray long-term?).
I watch Minnesota play a fair amount. Some of how good Schultz would look on that club has to do with how Minny plays the game and goaltending. He clears traffic well.

Really in this deal we get a far less creative player, less of a PMD, but more physical. Plus that Gilberts physical play has steadily increased.

My preference is for the thinking player. Especially on a club emphasizing skill, transition, fast break.

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