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05-27-2012, 03:04 AM
Socratic Method Man
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Originally Posted by Dado View Post
Fabian Brunnstrom was hyped us as the best player not in the NHL.

The Monster was hyped up as the best goalie not in the NHL.

Maybe Schulz makes it, maybe he doesn't - it's a crapshoot, no matter what a TSN analyst says (or doesn't say).
You realize he was the highest scoring defenseman in college hockey the past 2 seasons? I'm not saying he's any gaurantee to be a star... I suppose it's hypothetically possible he doesn't even make the NHL. But there is also the chance Jonathan Huberdeau doesn't become a star, or Dougie Hamilton. The point is, Schultz has the credentials. He is at the level of Dougie Hamilton.

Several scouting sites post prospect rankings. I believe HF does one once a year, and I believe Schultz was rated as the 25th best prospect in hockey. Consider all the players in all the leagues Schultz is up against; Charlie Coyle in the Q, Yevgeni Kuznetsof in the KHL, Mikael Granlund in Finland etc. Schultz is up against a wide range of talent. People who professionally scout hockey believe he is a fairly rare talent.

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