Thread: Justin Schultz
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12-15-2012, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Hemsky_83 View Post
I'm going to add a big one that I see:
7. Schultz doesn't have an NHL-calibre slapshot
While not amazing, Karlsson's slapshot is definitely effective and allows him to get a lot of goals. Schultz and Karlsson have arguably equal wrist shots, but a defenseman's bread and butter should be their slapshot. Teams are going to figure out really quick that they don't need to respect Schultz's slapshot or one-timer, and it may remove his effectiveness on the PP.
Minor point, but Karlsson's slapshot most definitely IS amazing, a rocket with great accuracy that he gets off very easily. Regardless, I don't think a "meh" slapper will be a big deal for Schultz. His game is built more around passing and darting in from the point, something he's very effective at with his great wrister and excellent shiftiness.

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