It's funny how having solid teammates can really open up the ice.
Schultz is badly outscoring all his forwards. I don't think it is realistic to compare them when he is on a streak that has him fighting for the league scoring lead right now. Cory Conacher is also outscoring Eberle and RNH so the minor league stats have to be taken with a big grain of salt. Things will shift around after a few more games and start to make more sense. However its the first big step for JS to translate his attacking skills to the pros.
He has always been a better goals corer than Gardiner and all other things being equal that would make him the more valuable player to me if it continues. But this is way too early to be evaluating any players. Marco Scandella is only 1 point behind Schultz today and I am guessing that won't be sustained either.
Lets review in another 20 games or so when Kadri breaks out of his 0 goal 39 assist pace. I am also liking the starts of Granlund and Baertschi.