Is the D underrated?
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08-09-2012, 10:53 AM
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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.
They're never vague at all. Especially for people who know what they're watching for in a defenseman. When your biggest weaknesses are gap control, stick work, leverage, and identifying passing lanes; you're not an effective NHL defenseman. Not in this league anymore.
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