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11-19-2012, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by RedWings19405 View Post
Kreider's season doesn't make a whole lot of sense as college guys generally transition quite well. As you're seeing with Schultz. They are older and used to playing with guys all the way up to their mid 20's and for all intensive purposes men. I don't think he should be looked at like other rookies especially since he played an extra year of college already against the wishes of the Rangers.
There really isn't a hard and fast rule like that for college players. They may be playing with people their age, but it's just not the same level of talent. It isn't common at all for rookies out of college to hit a PPG pace out of the gate, even if they spend more time there. Schultz is not the norm. Age of competition is just an advantage that they have over players from juniors.

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