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07-14-2012, 09:24 PM
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I think this type of scoring translates very well to the NHL game. No matter how good a goalie is, screened shots sneaking through are incredibly difficult to handle.
I can't think of any NHL defencemen that specialize in wristing goals in from the blue line.

While a defenseman can be very successful wristing them in close (eg. Nieds), I really hope this kid has a clapper. Nothing creates PP space for the other players on the team like a wonderbomb from the point.

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What Schultz really seems great at is creating angles from the blue line to get shots through.
That is something our D is sorely lacking at too. I hate watching 'em bonk it into the forwards shins every time they shoot.

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I am praying for a 1g 2a opening night against the Nucks
Would love to see him run over Selanne against the Ducks. The hate would be glorious.

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Don't forget the Oil also had S. Smith and J. Smith in the past. How many teams can boast not just 1, but 2 pairs of d-men with the same name?

Not many, I'm willing to bet.

As a totally random aside, I just realized that d-men sounds very much like demon, and was suddenly a bit frightened.
Steve Smith played with Geoff Smith but never with Jason Smith if that's who you meant.
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I'm hearing everything from Doughty upside to comparisons to Chorney when it comes down to Schultz. Defensemen are a mysterious lot, you never really know what you're going to get.
Doughty is obviously wishful thinking, but Chorney is just ridiculous. He'll be better than Petry and Petry is miles better than Chorney.

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I can't think of any NHL defencemen that specialize in wristing goals in from the blue line.

While a defenseman can be very successful wristing them in close (eg. Nieds), I really hope this kid has a clapper. Nothing creates PP space for the other players on the team like a wonderbomb from the point.
It's more about getting something in the vicinity of the net than it is about scoring from the point anyway.

I'll take Lidstrom or Niedermayer on my powerplay over Chara any day of the week.

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Pronger did have a hard shot, but I found his wrister from the point more consistently threatening.

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I can't think of any NHL defencemen that specialize in wristing goals in from the blue line.

While a defenseman can be very successful wristing them in close (eg. Nieds), I really hope this kid has a clapper. Nothing creates PP space for the other players on the team like a wonderbomb from the point.
If he's paired with a Dman who does have a bomb or even put a guy like Yakupov back there, creates the same effect

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I can't think of any NHL defencemen that specialize in wristing goals in from the blue line.

While a defenseman can be very successful wristing them in close (eg. Nieds), I really hope this kid has a clapper. Nothing creates PP space for the other players on the team like a wonderbomb from the point.
I always thought Lidstrom was very effective at getting his wrister through instead of winding up for the big slapper.

I would rather see 8 out of 10 with a wrister get through than the 3 out of
10 with a slapper. Of course traffic in front being the key - see holmstrom....

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Lidstrom's wrist-shot was top notch, but it was his ability to aim his slap shot that made him so dangerous. He could unleash it from anywhere, while moving or standing still. And irregardless of Holmstrom's presence, it would always avoid getting blocked.

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Meanwhile, Jets defence prospect Kulda signs with the KHL.

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Meanwhile, Jets defence prospect Kulda signs with the KHL.
No, the chances for another Arturs in the NHL, dashed.

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I always thought Lidstrom was very effective at getting his wrister through instead of winding up for the big slapper.

I would rather see 8 out of 10 with a wrister get through than the 3 out of
10 with a slapper. Of course traffic in front being the key - see holmstrom....
Lidstrom had a wrister, a slap pass, a clapper and could bank it off the boards into a teammate at will.

Such a beauty.

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Lidstrom had a wrister, a slap pass, a clapper and could bank it off the boards into a teammate at will.

Such a beauty.
His best shot was the half-slapper. Deadly accuracy with enough velocity to beat goalies clean.

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It sure does. Honestly June 30 was the happiest day in 2012 for me.


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Feels good. Feels really good.
Yeah a lot of people thought that we wouldn't get a sniff, let alone land him. All in all it worked out great and we've added a high end young D man without giving up any assets, all the way around for Oilers fans on this one!

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He's known for his innate ability to create scoring chances by placing or directing his half slappers or wristers on net from the point. He has great mobility and a hard slapper to go along with it. But what has been most regarded are his seeing eye wristers which he is able to place under plenty of circumstances.


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Would love to see him run over Selanne against the Ducks. The hate would be glorious.
hahahaha Oh man, if he plastered Selanne to the boards, the Ducks board would actually implode in rage.

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I'm still not sure about this Schultz kid tbh. I'm excited, cautiously optimistic but it will be interesting if this skinny offensive D can actually play good defense.

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I'm still not sure about this Schultz kid tbh. I'm excited, cautiously optimistic but it will be interesting if this skinny offensive D can actually play good defense.
Didn't he also win Best Defensive Defenseman award? That must account for something.

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I'm still not sure about this Schultz kid tbh. I'm excited, cautiously optimistic but it will be interesting if this skinny offensive D can actually play good defense.
I expect there will be growing pains as he adjusts to the speed of the NHL but there is more to playing defense than just pushing guys out of the way, just ask Nick Lidstrom.

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Didn't he also win Best Defensive Defenseman award? That must account for something.
He was named "Best Defensive Player of the Year".

It's a weird award. It looks like the majority of winners are puck-moving defenseman, but there's also some defensive defenseman and even forwards who have won the award too.

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He was named "Best Defensive Player of the Year".

It's a weird award. It looks like the majority of winners are puck-moving defenseman, but there's also some defensive defenseman and even forwards who have won the award too.
He was also the Runner-up for "Player Of The Year" and Hobey Baker finalist. Led all Div. 1 D-Man in scoring for the passetup seasons. OT but Laleggia was named "Rookie Of The Year" and named to the WCHA Second team while Schultz was named to the First in back to back seasons.

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