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09-20-2010, 12:29 PM
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Can Schultz win a spot with the Habs

So one of the guys who really impressed is Ian Schultz, he brings size and weight, which is obviously what the Habs lack of. What's your thought?

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09-20-2010, 12:30 PM
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Nope.
Needs work on fitness and skating.

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Sure he can, when he's farther along in his development. Not this year.

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I think he needs some 1 or 2 years in the AHL...get his fitness level better, then He'll be ready to play. But he looks good right now, I'd make him one of the last cuts to put him in as many preseason games as possible. Love to see what he could do against the Bruins on Wed (if he plays).

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He should play with the Bulldogs this season and get called up for a few games. Why rush him, Habs never have done well rushing rookies so let him gain some valuable experience ala Subban last year before bringing him up to the big club.

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yeah let's give him some time with the Bulldogs. I didn't expected much of him, but obviously this guy came at the camp very hungry !

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Jacques Martin don't like physical player who can drop the gloves, sorry !

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09-20-2010, 12:35 PM
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BTW where can we watch Habs-Bruins on TV wednesday?

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Definitely no.

Not ready yet, and no need to rush him.

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Jacques Martin don't like physical player who can drop the gloves, sorry !
Not sure, Belak, Campbell, Boynton fighted alot when Martin was in Florida.

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I think the potential is there, but he'll follow in Ryan White's footsteps, meaning 2-3 years in the AHL before he has a shot to stick.

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I love how there are always those on this board that jump on these players because of a few good days of practice and scrimmages. This is the primary reason why prospects fail in Montreal. We rush them in and then they get blamed for underperforming when they never got a true chance to develop. See: Pacioretty.

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I love how there are always those on this board that jump on these players because of a few good days of practice and scrimmages. This is the primary reason why prospects fail in Montreal. We rush them in and then they get blamed for underperforming when they never got a true chance to develop. See: Pacioretty.
It's just "speculation" man, we talk about the skill and possibility about Schultz, that's the what is about HF Board... well i guess, i'm not saying he will be a first line player, i'm just asking if he could see some ice time with the Habs.

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BTW where can we watch Habs-Bruins on TV wednesday?
It's on RDS @ 7:30 PM, if you meant watching it at a sportsbar, i have no clue.

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It's on RDS @ 7:30 PM, if you meant watching it at a sportsbar, i have no clue.
No no only on tv ! Thanx mate

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I would say Ryan White is ahead of him.

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1 full year in hamilton with no call up
1 full year in hamilton with call up.
Then maybe have a spot on the team...

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Quick answer: Not this year.

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Regarding the fitness level, Martin is a fitness nazi, at the begining of last seasons some players said that the regular trainings were as hard as some punitive training they had on other teams; also Martin said at the begining of last year's camp that the level of fitness of the players aren't up to his standarts and they will get better during the season and the next one.

Fitness is very important for Martin, that might explain why the Subban, Lapierre, O'Byrne and Patch came to camp in an superb condition: they want a spot and they know that'll help them.

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While I don't see him starting the year here at all, an eventual call-up due to injury is not something that is out of the question if you ask me.

It all depends how well he does with the dogs, but so far he's fairly impressive.

A whole lot can happen in the course of a season.

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No one wants to ruin a player by moving him up too quick. That is a given. Schultz does have qualities that are pretty rare on the current habs. But to say he needs 2 years when he hasn't even played an exibition game is perhaps overly cautious. Lets see what he really brings in the rest of camp and if he survives first.

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Jacques Martin don't like physical player who can drop the gloves, sorry !
and you say this based on what? Laraque not being played because he was terrible and not doing his job?

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Jacques Martin don't like physical player who can drop the gloves, sorry !
Recent history doesn't support this. Ottawa and Florida had some mean SOBs under Martin's watch.

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sounds like the fitness/skating issues will be his biggest obstacle, but given our lineup, I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a taste of the NHL as early as this year... given our lineup, I'd much rather see him get a call-up and play 5-10 minutes on the 4th line then Maxwell/Palushaj/Desharnais.

let's face it, our roster is warm butter soft, and while I agree with those who argue that several of our players play a "tough" game even without being physically imposing, at the end of the day we don't have anyone pencilled in right now who can physically handle the goons/tough guys most of our opponents will be all to eager to use against us (anyone notice mcgrattan getting a try-out with the "B's"... come playoff time, I'd love to see the B's dress that guy against us, but in mid-january, watching him or a player like him take liberties on our guys with only Moen or Lapierre to "step-in" is a little distressing.

Schultz is as tough as they come, and I've heard from a few different first-hand sources that he was downright feared during his last year in the dub... despite being a top 6 guy for the Hitmen, even the pure goons on the other squads were hesitant to tangle with him... that says a lot imo.

Hopefully, Martin and co. (and then Cunneyworth and co. in Hamilton) do a good of showing this kid that if he puts in the conditioning/skating work, he'll be able to have a successful career... and that Schultz has the desire and motivation to make it happen.

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PK f' Subban had to pay his dues in the AHL but Ian Schultz should go straight from the WHL to the NHL? Right...

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