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05-17-2013, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by zeus3007 View Post
Not really sure what this means, but if you recall, Pronger's past partners include MA Bergeron. Shultz had a great 40 ish games in the AHL and a solid 25 games in the NHL. That's as a first year pro coming out of the NCAA where they play a fraction of the games. I don't think seeing Schultz finish slowly when he was overplayed in the AHL and played with a bottom pair guy who didn't fit his role at all in his time in the NHL. It won`t take a Chris Pronger level player to make Justin Schultz into a top pairing d-man for 82 games, just a competent #1 or #2 d-man to play at his side and adjusting to the hectic NHL schedule.
There is no need to play Schultz on the top pairing.. We should keep him sheltered ES and give him prime PP time. Dont mind him on the 3rd pairing for another year. To me he is Fowler v2.0 .. No need to rush

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