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11-28-2012, 04:29 PM
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His utility comes down to his defense IMO. If he is ever used in Dzone situations in the NHL, as he has been in the AHL, then he becomes far more useful than a stop gap... The jury is still out on this guy. A 50~ point, PK capable C is a nice thing to have.
Schroeder's lack of size will probably prevent him from having that kind of impact at the NHL level. Two-way forwards are big and strong as well as fast and tenacious. Defensive situations at the NHL level requires a minimum size to handle the physicality and dish it out. I don't see how Schroeder has or ever will have the frame needed.

Sadly, he'll need to produce on the wing or at center in a top-6 role or end up an ineffective tweener. Can't say I'm all that optimistic but you never know.

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