Thread: Prospect Info: 2012-2013 Blues Prospects
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02-09-2013, 04:45 PM
Daley Tarasenkshow
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Originally Posted by PocketNines View Post
If Schmaltz is only an NHL bottom pair defenseman who can be a PP specialist then it's a terrible first round pick. When he was drafted he was labeled definitively as a top-4 defenseman. The Blues told reporters they liked him because he projected as a top-4 defenseman.
Not every defenseman picked in the first round is going to be a top-4 guy. I'd be VERY pleased if Schmaltz can be a top-6 D man with a great PP. The guy was a late first round pick, I'm not sure what you guys were expecting. Even defenseman picked in the top 5 like Hedman and Bogosian are not even top-4 D-man.

Schmaltz is very intriguing, and I like the future of seeing him compliment Petro and Shatty. This year's draft it's time to add another forward.

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