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04-22-2013, 09:34 PM
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Schultz has been weak in his own zone all year long. He's not "burnt out" - he's just not defensively ready to play in the NHL.

To compound things he's been thrust into a top-4 role, with another bottom-pairing defenseman.

But these are roles Petry/Gilbert looked comfortable in during their first full seasons.

I just don't buy the "untouchable" hype about him. He's definitely a useful piece for the future - top-10 PP defenseman in the league and likely a top-4 defenseman in his prime - but to me he's not more impressive than Petry or Gilbert as prospects.

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