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05-31-2012, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
Even potentially?

Why have a draft, why scout, why assure a future for the league and the game...

Is one thing to be conservative, another to be ignorant.

Schultz has the highest potential and skill level of any defenseman not currently in the NHL.

He would be a top 10 if not top 5 pick in this draft.

Getting him as a FA would be a coup.
And it's another thing to be a sensationalist.

If Schultz is as good as you and some others say, why have I heard next to nothing about him until he decided to make himself available to every team? There's definite hyperbole in there. While I don't doubt that Schultz could be a very good offensive defenseman, he is being given ridiculous expectations.
He's not going to waltz right onto our team and make an immediate star impact. This is a 22 year old defenseman with no pro experience whatsoever. I would love to sign him, and I do believe he'll be a good to great player, but temper the expecctaions.

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