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04-22-2013, 10:06 PM
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Our team is crap, but lets keep this civil. If you want to stay in the thread, no personal attacks.

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Petry played 76 pro games as a rookie. By game 15 Schultz had played 49 games.

76>49?

Maybe you should stop talking...
Actually, he played 8 for Springfield.

Nice try though.

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But this "worn out" excuse has been used since Game 15 for him...weird huh?

He's a great piece for the future, and I'd keep him unless there's a huge overpay/piece coming back (OEL-range player in return for a combo). 50-pt blueliners don't grow on trees.

That being said, the top-pairing hype is getting ridiculous. He's an offensive defenseman, and by no means a complete player.

There's some huge steps needed for him to get to that point (size, awareness, etc). From listening to him analyze the game, he seems like a smart kid, so I think the awareness will eventually get there.

To me, he turns into Keith Yandle in a couple years. Sick offensive defenseman that requires sheltering in a second pairing role. Not quite a top-pairing defenseman.
Yandle IS a top pairing defenseman and one of the best offensive defensemen in the game although playing soft minutes does help him. If Schultz can be that good, i'm sure that we'll all be happy with that.
It's your constant nitpicking of the mistakes he makes that reeks of a ridiculous agenda. It has been pointed out to you many times that he is a kid coming straight out of college who had to adjust to an AHL schedule and now an odd, shortened NHL season schedule all in one season. He has also been given too much responsibility too soon, has a fringe NHLer as a defense partner and a clueless coach preaching some kind of system that no Oiler player has grasped so of course his mistakes are going to be magnified, no need to beat the dead horse like you've been doing with this kid.

I do know that he looked terrific in the first half of the season at both ends of the ice so the potential is obviously there to be a legit top pairing defenseman but he has a ways to go. The potential is why so many of us have him as an untouchable.

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So what did yakupov do to get himself demoted off the first power play unit? he's been arguably one of the best oilers the past 15 games yet now he's on the 2nd unit. Sure seems like the first unit guys don't ever want to come off either
Maybe he should have taken penalties in his first two shifts of the game. Worked for Horcoff.

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But this "worn out" excuse has been used since Game 15 for him...weird huh?

He's a great piece for the future, and I'd keep him unless there's a huge overpay/piece coming back (OEL-range player in return for a combo). 50-pt blueliners don't grow on trees.

That being said, the top-pairing hype is getting ridiculous. He's an offensive defenseman, and by no means a complete player.

There's some huge steps needed for him to get to that point (size, awareness, etc). From listening to him analyze the game, he seems like a smart kid, so I think the awareness will eventually get there.

To me, he turns into Keith Yandle in a couple years. Sick offensive defenseman that requires sheltering in a second pairing role. Not quite a top-pairing defenseman.
AKA game #49 in his rookie season? That sounds about right. How quickly you forget how many minutes in ALL situations he played in OKC. He's at game #79 tonight, so yeah he's likely burned out, part of getting used to the NHL/AHL schedule, not to mention this condensed NHL season has come fast and furious, but don't take any of this into account, none of it supports your agenda.

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Yup. I saw it that way too. The Twitter feed was praising the hell out of him...
What has he done to deserve praise tonight? A couple of average plays and one hit, yay?

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What has he done to deserve praise tonight? A couple of average plays and one hit, yay?
That's a pretty good night if you're Ryan Smyth.

If you're an actual NHLer, well...

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What has he done to deserve praise tonight? A couple of average plays and one hit, yay?
He draws penalties with his blazing speed Was very surprised Yak wasn't on the PP unless I missed him?

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It was so nice of Tambo to deprive MacTavish of a 4th round pick via the nonsensical Jerred Smithson trade.

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It was so nice of Tambo to deprive MacTavish of a 4th round pick via the nonsensical Jerred Smithson trade.
Meanwhile David Steckel went for a 7th....

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Don't know what this has to do with my argument but you're right, none of them have.
Maybe he's looked rough like the rest of his fellow D because the system is VERY different from what they are used to in their hockey careers? Combine that with the fact that he is a rookie and is not used to playing so many games or as many this fast and you have a team that has thrown their hands up and given up and you have what you currently see out there.

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It was so nice of Tambo to deprive MacTavish of a 4th round pick via the nonsensical Jerred Smithson trade.
Jerred Smithson is creating jobs for hardworking Canadians. What's your problem?

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That's a pretty good night if you're Ryan Smyth.

If you're an actual NHLer, well...
Very true, sad, but true

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Maybe he's looked rough like the rest of his fellow D because the system is VERY different from what they are used to in their hockey careers? Combine that with the fact that he is a rookie and is not used to playing so many games or as many this fast and you have a team that has thrown their hands up and given up and you have what you currently see out there.
Man, Hemsky would totally play 500 games in a season and still be fresh for 500 more. Hemsky = God.

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Jerred Smithson is creating jobs for hardworking Canadians. What's your problem?
Smithson's heart is likely with his wife and newborn, I doubt that this is him at his best, that said I wouldn't be sad to see him gone in the offseason. Fistric on the other hand should be playing tonight over Whitney who is as good as gone.

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Why am I watching this with two finals tomorrow?

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What finals do you have tomorrow?

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Why am I watching this with two finals tomorrow?
I have literally nothing to do tomorrow and I don't know why I'm watching this.

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I have literally nothing to do tomorrow and I don't know why I'm watching this.
You're no longer the man I fell in love with.

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so why did this team stop hitting?

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so why did this team stop hitting?
Hitting, blocking shots, tying up faceoffs

All these things take effort

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so why did this team stop hitting?
Because the media acknowledged they had two more hits than the other team so it was good enough

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Because the media acknowledged they had two more hits than the other team so it was good enough
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"alright boys stop staring at my nose and start waiting for those mistakes"

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