Is the D underrated?
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08-09-2012, 10:41 AM
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The way Schultz played for the last two out of three years he deserved every bit of gripe he got. As for turning on Scandella, a serious downturn in play and consistency will do that to any player. He's a young player so it's expected, doesn't mean it should be ignored. Hell, Cullen is on the receiving end around here for the same thing.
The complaints against Cullen are simple. He plays on an island, and has terrible 5v5 offensive production from December on. Which is fine, but he's supposed to be a 2nd line center, and he's not. Most people are in agreement with that.
The complaints against Schultz were always vague and general, aside from "he's over-paid for producing 20 points" or "he's terrible at break-outs." Then when you go back at watch the tape, for nearly every goal that is scored when he's on the ice, he had cancelled out his man and the break-down was by someone else. And maybe he's not the best puck-mover, but he was much better than Zidlicky, Zanon, Stoner, Scandella, and Prosser in that department.
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