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05-06-2013, 05:40 PM
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Lets not forget that J Schultz looked pretty good defensively in the AHL and the first 10 games or so with the Oilers. Both his offense and defense dropped off a cliff mid way through the season. He was getting nailed out there, too, which is either because he's been scouted by the other teams or he just lost his upper level ability to dodge checks, just like he didn't score for forever.
I think he is going to live up to that hype eventually.
The kid was worn down. He went from a short schedule to playing a ton in the AHL to then facing the compressed schedule of the NHL and a new system that had even long time vets like N. Schultz getting burned with regularity.
Brodin played 54 regular season games this year while Schultz played 82. That's nearly 30 games difference.
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