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03-04-2013, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Bardof425 View Post
That's simply untrue. He gets great press mostly because of his offensive prowess. But, he is up ice too much, is not physical and loses too many 50/50s along the boards. He's good but to infer that he is making that pair go defensively is ridiculous. When did it become a crime for a defenseman to be on the ice for a power play goal against? Clearly Lucia wants him on the ice when they are down a man since he keeps putting him out there on the first unit.
Clearly? Lucia took him out of the lineup all together, are you not keeping up?

Schmidt is getting praise for his defensive game, think I'm making this stuff up!?

Lucia acknowledged that Schmidt became the defensive key

I just thought he was good in all situations and in any role you asked him to play, Guentzel said.

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