Thread: Value of: Brendan Smith
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12-10-2012, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
At the same time, people seem to consider Schultz some magical stud, and Gardiner some great future D-man. Schultz has a whole zero games played, and Gardiner has one season with 6 more goals and 23 more points in 61 more games.

The rub in all of this? In 2010, Smith was a Hobey Baker finalist when the three, as well as Ryan McDonagh, were on Wisconsin's blueline. So there's definitely something to the idea of Smith being an extremely good to great prospect given the thoughts concerning the other three, and how direct comparison on the same team ranked them.
The only comparison between them was done a long, long time ago, and both Schultz and Gardiner have progressed more since then.

There is a difference between 14 games being spoon-fed minutes, and 75 games playing some of the most minutes on the team.

And I think the Schultz hype train has got a bit out of hand too, but he is leading the entire AHL by quite a bit this season. At least he has done something for his hype.

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