People really overrated Schenn around here. There's a reason he played very limited minutes with Team Canada in this year's WC.
However, at this point, I'd probably still take him over Alzner. It's close, though.
Thats just a dumb arguement
At the beginning of the year i would of taken Alzner, but Schenns play has been impressive which has led to me to switch sides, not taking anything away from Alzner, but i feel schenn has more potential, both will be great d-man though
I like Alzner's offensive potential more than Schenn's, but Schenn's leadership qualities and makeup can not be ignored here.
His first year out of the draft, he was given a very big responsibility playing against other team's top lines and logging tons of minutes. He did not disappoint at all.
For the poster who's calling Schenn a bit overrated, I think its just because the Leafs have had very less to look forward to for the past 4 or 5 years or so (Rask experience was very brief), and this is just a reason to be excited. Leafs posters outweigh many other team's by a fair margin, hence you see a lot about him posted. Thats the reason.
First, the point made was about the regular season
Second, Toronto didnt qualify for the PO, Washington and Hershey did
Third, Washington prefer to bring up their young player slowly and have them amass lots of playing time in the AHL...there is a reason why Green, Fehr, Laich mostly played in Portland and Hershey before making the jump to the NHL even when the caps were bad. Or more recently Varlamov. He was never supposed to play in the NHL and his presence in the PO is just due to lucky circonstances. Dont bring up Schultz, he is the exception to the rule
fourth, Schenn is playing in Toronto. I think that says it all
Not saying Alzner is better but just trying to prevent rubbish non sense from spreading out.