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02-04-2014, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SCOREacek View Post
Stud is not a word anyone should use to describe Luke Schenn. I'll give him credit for playing better as of late but in no way is he or will ever be a stud.
Originally Posted by FreshPerspective View Post
Yup..that is a misnomer if I ever seen one. A stud can neutralize a player like Nieto at will....Luke Schenn will never really be able to do that because he has skating limitations (footwork and speed) and now apparently like the argument against Carle (ironically)..he can only be effective if complemented properly (e.g. Gus). That is not a stud defender..sorry!

Now he can be a good second pairing guy if he plays within his limitations but by no means do I see him as a stud d man particularly in this league of speed. Having said this I'm glad he is not as much of a liability of late...
I agree with these posts. LSchenn has been solid lately, not bad, but definitely not a stud. This is what I expect out of him with the skills he has and does not have; a solid 2nd/3rd pairing defensive d-man.

Still wish he had better skating, but that is why he is a stay at home guy...

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