Thread: Post-Game Talk: Oilers lose 4-3 in SO
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03-21-2013, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Petro Points View Post
Schultz had a good start to the season... I dont think his struggles are due to NHL talent being too much for him to handle.. He handled them fine the first few games..

We might have burnt him out for the year playing him so much in the AHL.. The guy is used to playing 40 games seasons and he is over the 70 game mark already for this season.
This is a very valid point I noticed myself a few games back as well. The game seems to be moving faster than him lately. In addition to the lengthy period of puck I think it's becoming a little overwhelming at times. He did just jump from NCAA to the NHL from one season to the next. Not too many players I can think that didn't have he slightest of setbacks or a few adjustment issues when transitioning. Most certainly on a team like Edmonton where sheltered minutes are not an option but a key role is. They need some serious assistance on the back end. Any names on the UFA market this offseason that look extremely attractive to you?

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