Thread: Post-Game Talk: Oilers lose 4-3 in SO
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03-21-2013, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Hemsky_83 View Post
Ok, so we can agree. He's playing like a "rookie" - and struggling to cope with the responsibility he's been given.

Best way to handle a guy with his talent level is to

1) shield him on the bottom pairing with a solid defenseman (not Nick Schultz, borderline #7 on this team)
2) Give him Grade-A PP opportunity, because in terms of PP point production from the blue line he's top-10 in the league.

As his game develops you slowly introduce him into a top-4 role. Kid might be 25-26 before we get a true understanding of WHERE he can play on the blue line.
I dont see anything wrong with a possible Fistric-J.Schultz pairing... Both could compliment each other nicely with Fistric providing him some protection as well..
Makes too much sense for it to be not tried already...

Isnt it already clear that Schultz-Schultz pairing is not big enough to handle the physical play? And isnt it obvious that Fistric plays a lot better on left side while N.Schultz plays RD fine ?

dont need to be a rocket scientist..

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