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03-30-2012, 10:45 AM
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JustinCider
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I like Tom, but he's not a top pairing dman. He's a bigger guy, but he doesn't really use his size, and he's OK offensively, but not great. These things don't make him bad, they just stop him from being a top pairing Dman. Schultz is a more stay at home guy, and something this team needed. As you can see, since the trade, they've both played 15 games....

T. Gilbert 0 Goals 4 Assists -4 8 PIM
N. Schultz 0 Goals 4 Assists +3 6 PIM

Not a whole lot of a difference there. Both teams got solid top 4 dmen, with different skill sets. I know Edmonton is happy. Both Edmonton and Minny are bad teams, so neither player has an excuse. I think Schultz is a good fit here. I also wish Tom the best, he was a solid Oiler.

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