I'm pretty sure Pronger's been mentoring him too. 2 great mentors for Schenn.
Maybe it's just me, but Schenn has been looking like the player he was compared to when he was drafted - Adam Foote. Maybe I'm jumping the gun a bit, but Schenn's really looking like a top pairing defenseman, especially on the defensive end. The fact that players are now very hesitant in terms of going into the corners with him shows that he's getting it and others are noticing.
I don't know if I consider their line not meshing from the time they were put together as bad luck.
Briere has been around a 13%-14% shooter his whole career. He is shooting 6.6% on the year right now. He had ten shots in one game the other night, and 5 tonight. He looks how he usually looks in the regular season: stretches of both mediocrity and bad-assery.
Briere is going to be fine. I just hope they make the play-offs this season so we can see him and Coburn do their thing.