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10-24-2012, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by leftwinghockey View Post
Schultz was drafted in the first round and the ducks desperately wanted to sign him but he found a loop hole to go to whatever team he wanted. He was not a traditional College Free Agent.
Schultz was drafted in the 2nd round, Gardiner was drafted in the first round, both by the ducks in 2008 iirc.

I got to watch Schultz 1st game, he's awesome, very nice hands, very very nice shot.

Doesn't look like Gardiner though, game isn't as easy, and his defensive play/make up ability did not look like Jake's. Don't kid yourself about the Baron's PP either, despite having 3pts in the game last week (tying him for the AHL lead) he was not 1st nor 2nd star, that would be the Nuge & Eberle respectively.

Sami Vatanen & Justin Faulk are the dmen IMO in the AHL that (god forbid) if there is no NHL season will be the finalist with Jake Gardiner for Dman of the year. Honourable mentions to Schultz & Barberio. Only seen the 1 game from each, but I tell ya, Vatanen looks like NHL stuff. For those that don't know, he's ducks property once again, we need their d-man scout from the 07-11 years, guy doesn't miss!

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