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07-17-2012, 12:51 AM
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I have seen none of these top-5 draft and Doughty claims you are making. Links or it didn't happen.
Also, when people make draft claims like that, they are comparing a 22-year old to 17-18 year olds (most average prospects who haven't busted would have the same thing said about them), and when they make comparisons, it is in
, not potential. Big difference. Stralman was compared to Lidstrom by his old coach, and it was blown out of proportion in a similar way you are now.
The comparison of Schultz and Gardiner happened
Gardiner jumped ahead in development by leaps and bounds last year, a key point that people like you fail to mention.
Article from end of June where Wisconsin coach says he is ahead of Gardiner and compares him to Suter
“He’s as good as Gardiner is right now,” said Prendergast. “He’s well ahead of the learning curve for his age. He’s not just a puck-mover. He’s good defensively, too. When I would see him at Wisconsin, he’d stand out. For sure, he’d stand-out. The kid’s a player.”
...Some scouts think he’s similar to Drew Doughty.
"The team that signs him could reasonably expect him to step onto their second pairing and be good on the power play from the get-go, which would be a great asset, with the ability to be even greater down the line."
Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie
Never any guarantees with any player but you would be hard pressed to find an NHL scout who doesn't think Schultz has tremendous upside.
Im not going to waste any more time finding quotes and links for you as you obviously have decided that since he is now an Oiler that he wont play top 4 minutes in the NHL.
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