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01-23-2013, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by snarktacular View Post
I'm both surprised and not surprised at how bad (it sounds like) Schultz is defensively.

That was his problem entering college. And even 2 seasons ago. Which is exactly why I was always wary of him as a prospect. But he supposedly got a lot better at it his final year in college.
I've watched both Oiler games so far and I've been impressed at where he is for a rookie. I am literally watching those games for the simple hope of wanting to see him screw up and or get crushed. Where he is at for a rookie is very impressive. For example he's miles ahead of where Sbisa was his first season. His offensive instincts are sick but he gets lost in his own end if a team is able to cycle.

This might sound bad (don't care) but the thing that looks like it could hurt him developing wise is the Oilers look to be overwhelming him. He starts out good and then struggles more as the game goes on. Personally I hope he loses all confidence and becomes a career AHL defenseman but if he's able to round out his defensive game, he's gonna be a great player.

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