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GAME #9 - Canucks 3 @ Oilers 2 - Mancrush on Chris Manev
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02-05-2013, 02:14 PM
What is going on?
Join Date: Jun 2003
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The criticism of Schroeder is that he is just "solid", while people expect him to be better than solid offensively. It's all about the offense. He kind of needs to get better there, I'll admit, but right now it's just about sticking. Later on, the pressure to put points up will increase. That's when we'll know what we have in the here and now.
As a rookie skater, he's doing just fine to my eye. Just need a little bit more on offense.
I think assuming Schroeder is going to come out of the gate with offensive guns blazing early in his rookie season is setting him up for failure. I've seen the idea floated a few times, but I think he's a player who has been in this organization long enough to realize how to work his way to where he wants to be. He seems to recognize how to stick in the line-up for now, and I agree he'll take more chances as he solidifies himself.
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