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04-22-2013, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Hemsky_83 View Post
Gilbert was on the All-Rookie team...17 goals as a rookie. Never looked out of place in a top-4 role on a pseudo-competitive team.

Petry plays a complete game, not a one-dimensional one. That's always been his calling card.

Both of these guys came out of college and didn't "burn out" with a pro schedule.

Both of these players were weaker than Schultz offensively coming out of college, and continue to be so today. But both were also miles ahead in their own zone.

Why is offense the only thing you people look at in defensemen? There's a reason they're called "defense"men
With no due respect, you're pretty biased.
Gilbert didn't score 17 goals as a rookie, and he also played on a team with an actual #1 minute eating responsible defenseman.

Petry is still prone to making amazing mental gaffs in his own zone. Let's not forget him chasing make believe players behind the net instead of the actual player (chicago OT winner) or the bad pinch he made on Anaheim's 2-1 goal last night.

It's really easy to cherry pick bad plays though.

While J Schultz has looked overwhelmed at times, he's also looked incredibly composed and cool/calm/collected at others. See; Brandon Dubinsky stick check.

I can cherry pick plays too, it's easy.

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