Holzer over Schenn
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06-01-2012, 06:44 PM
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Schenn was compared to Adam Foote, right? Anyone know how Adam Foote looked at 22? Not the "Adam Foote" you came to know.
Giving up on a defensive D-man at 22 who's led all D-Men in hits the last 2 years is laughable.
That's a fairly poor argument. For one thing, comparisons made in juniors are meaningless. Gilbert Brule was compared to Mark Messier, wasn't he?
Also, Foote wasn't a prospect that came with top five pick fanfare, and he did have to ply his trade the more traditional route as opposed to being handed a job in the NHL, (which is probably what Schenn should have done in the first place).
Not to mention the fact that Foote was a pretty snarly competitor, while Schenn often looks overwhelmed out there on any given shift, and his hits are completely ineffective in even stopping a puck carrier from going to the net.
What I can tell you is that with four years of NHL experience, Foote was already on the cusp of winning a Stanley Cup, and that was at 24-25. Schenn on the other hand, is playing worse than he did as a rookie.
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