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04-04-2013, 05:58 AM
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Justin Schultz

After watching last nights romp over calgary and the win at home against calgary..
This kid is a stud, watching him quarterback the powerplay he was unreal, I give him a few years and he will be one of the top offensive defenseman in the league..

I can see the kids (Hall, Yakupov, Eberle, RNH, Schultz ) Leading us to the WC playoffs, and being a dark horse threat this year!

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He is tied for the AHL rookie scoring league...in a league he hasnt played in since January LOL


Ill give the oilers there due, but its been a long ride for fans for this.

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04-04-2013, 06:23 AM
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Lets just worry about making the playoffs before any playoff run discussion. Still a long road ahead this month.

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04-04-2013, 06:27 AM
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Watching last nights game, I was worried about what the top teams that we are playing were likely scouting though. He's the only guy standing on the blue-line, and he's a rookie who still fumbles the puck once in a while. They're going to have someone skilled pressuring him, trying to get a breakout play off of him.

Not to be a total downer, I think the kid is a stud, but it was worrying me.

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Watching last nights game, I was worried about what the top teams that we are playing were likely scouting though. He's the only guy standing on the blue-line, and he's a rookie who still fumbles the puck once in a while. They're going to have someone skilled pressuring him, trying to get a breakout play off of him.

Not to be a total downer, I think the kid is a stud, but it was worrying me.
I don't think he fumbles the puck more than anyone else. The only times I remember him doing so are when he gets a tough pass that anyone could fumble.

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04-04-2013, 11:20 AM
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He made an ass of himself on both pf the flames goals, but I can let that go after his offensive performance later on.

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04-04-2013, 11:33 AM
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J.Schultz looks to be done for the year when it comes to defensive zone...

Dont blame the kid... Jumping from playing 40 games\ season in University to playing almost that many in AHL and then 30 more in NHL...

Probably sounds crazy but I think we should move him up on the wing for rest of the season.. The kid is as skilled as any of our forwards when it comes to offense.

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04-04-2013, 11:39 AM
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Handled the puck like a hand grenade a LOT last night...and was directly responsible for one of the two Calgary goals by losing his defensive assignment in the corner (Glencross I think, skated out of the corner untouched with Schultz having a mental breakdown in the corner).

I am not confident that he can be a GREAT defender this year in the playoffs if we make it...but his offensive upside is obvious and I am really happy that we have this guy...my only worry is that he loses confidence because we rely on him to do more than should be expected of a rookie.

Love this guy though.

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Find him a proper D partner and he will flourish.

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Probably sounds crazy but I think we should move him up on the wing for rest of the season.. The kid is as skilled as any of our forwards when it comes to offense.
yes, yes it does.

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Find him a proper D partner and he will flourish.
Agreed...I would panic too if I knew that I was the only one capable of moving the puck out of my own end.

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Its amazing how much he demands the puck. He is ALWAYS open and linemates seem to feed him non-stop. Almost too much at times. There were a few sloppy plays forced towards him last night for sure.

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I don't think his defense has been awful at all and N.Schultz being better lately has helped too

The glencross goal was bad tho last night but that's going to happen. He can get caught watching the play and not moving his feet but I'm sure he will improve. He has been playing a lot more hockey this year then he's used to. Wasn't Nelson playing him close to 30 mins a night in okc?

I've been pleasantly surprised with his defense this year, especially his stick work and the ability to recover

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is schultz the oilers #1 D for the future?

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Find him a proper D partner and he will flourish.
Disagree. Despite everyone blaiming Nick for everything, Justin has often been the worse of the 2. A better partner would definitely make it easier on him though

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is schultz the oilers #1 D for the future?
assuming he keeps developing his d zone game yes, at worst he is going to be a offensive stud that can still play some d... he's top pairing either way...

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is schultz the oilers #1 D for the future?
Nick, yes.

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is schultz the oilers #1 D for the future?
He doesnt have to be in terms of going against the toughest competition..
He should be leading the Dmen in TOI though..

Smid-Petry
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Hopefully Klefa fills the void in a year + bit .. N.Schultz should drop down to bottom pairing but makes too much to be a #6.

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He and Klefbom are going to be an unreal pairing. I'm calling it now. For those who don't think Klefbom is the real deal, just wait until next year. I never go out on a limb when it comes to calling prospects, but I'll make an exception with Klefbom. Smid, Justin S., Petry, Klefbom, Marincin (who's been a standout in OKC, leading the team in +/-)--the future looks good on the back end.

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He and Klefbom are going to be an unreal pairing. I'm calling it now. For those who don't think Klefbom is the real deal, just wait until next year. I never go out on a limb when it comes to calling prospects, but I'll make an exception with Klefbom. Smid, Justin S., Petry, Klefbom, Marincin (who's been a standout in OKC, leading the team in +/-)--the future looks good on the back end.
Klefbom's health is a concern though and he might spend portion of the season in AHL.. Having said that.. I have no doubt that he'll be a NHL regular by the end of next season..

Too bad Marincin did not get a taste of NHL this year due to our depth on D and lack of injuries (knock on wood).. Marincin-Gernat should be a good pairing in AHL for us next season...

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04-04-2013, 06:44 PM
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Disagree. Despite everyone blaiming Nick for everything, Justin has often been the worse of the 2. A better partner would definitely make it easier on him though
I agree with this as well , Nick had a hard time adjusting to Oilers system earlier in the year but as of late he looks a lot better. Justin does not allways make proper pinch. I think Nick will be great if we can squeak into playoffs

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I agree with this as well , Nick had a hard time adjusting to Oilers system earlier in the year but as of late he looks a lot better. Justin does not allways make proper pinch. I think Nick will be great if we can squeak into playoffs
Nick should be paired with Whitney and Justin with Fistric...
Makes sense to me but not sure why this has not been tried...
The pairs would compliment each other nicely..

Potter has been alright and we have been winning so no rush to try it... but still..

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Nick should be paired with Whitney and Justin with Fistric...
Makes sense to me but not sure why this has not been tried...
The pairs would compliment each other nicely..

Potter has been alright and we have been winning so no rush to try it... but still..
Yea the should try those pairings makes sense.

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Handled the puck like a hand grenade a LOT last night...and was directly responsible for one of the two Calgary goals by losing his defensive assignment in the corner (Glencross I think, skated out of the corner untouched with Schultz having a mental breakdown in the corner).

I am not confident that he can be a GREAT defender this year in the playoffs if we make it...but his offensive upside is obvious and I am really happy that we have this guy...my only worry is that he loses confidence because we rely on him to do more than should be expected of a rookie.

Love this guy though.
I completely agree. His defending most nights has been atrocious...last night included.

Defensively he has been dragging down pretty much every dman he has been paired with so far but thats to be expected.

He may never be a great defender but his offensive skills are worth getting excited about. His offensive upside is indeed obvious and hopefully he can develop average defensive skills to round out his game a bit.

Not nearly as good a skater as Coffey but the rest of his game reminds me of a young Coffey including the defensive struggles.

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He and Klefbom are going to be an unreal pairing. I'm calling it now. For those who don't think Klefbom is the real deal, just wait until next year. I never go out on a limb when it comes to calling prospects, but I'll make an exception with Klefbom. Smid, Justin S., Petry, Klefbom, Marincin (who's been a standout in OKC, leading the team in +/-)--the future looks good on the back end.
in the year 2525. (2017). don't want to wait that long. decent management should be able to use those assets to field a decent D-corp sooner. having to wait for Marincin is utter incompetence. why even have a manager? the Oilers have a team of managers to.... what exactly? draft and wait.

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Assuming nuge signs the 6 or 7 year 6 million contract like ebs and hall did this summer.

What does Justin S sign for this summer?

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