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04-14-2013, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducks DVM View Post
I agree that Schultz is far softer than Vatanen. From what I saw earlier this year, however, Vatanen is too small for his physicality to matter much against most top line NHL players. And a lot of the problem with Schultz isn't just his lack of physicality but his poor positioning and instincts in the defensive zone, which Vatanen also displayed in extremely sheltered minutes at the start of the year. Hopefully he's much better, but now isn't the time to be finding out. Let him star in the AHL playoffs.
Yeah, I agree with you. The main reason why I think we need him is because of PP, but I think you're right, it's probably better if he gets some more exp. down in Norfolk, then competes for a spot next year

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