Montreal could have Mcdonagh AND Subban AND have never had the albatross Gomez around their necks if only a gm hadn't made a trade. That's gotta hurt. If I were a habs fan that'd be a stone in my shoe.
I'm the opposite of an Oilers fan but have you been following the AHL?
i am an Oiler fan but still think comparing Schultz to established NHLers is premature.
So the guy plays like the 4th forward on ice and can run a PP ... that is great but he has ways to go before he established himself as a legit elite Dman in NHL..
his upside IMO is A.Pieterangelo and he should be at least as good as Fowler\Gardiner. But until he gets a couple 30 pt seasons under his belt these polls should not be around.
Put all 3 guys in a hat, it's really too early to tell each has their strengths and weaknesses.
People need to remember that Folwer is 2 years younger than Schultz and has been a huge minute Dman in the NHL for the last 2 years.
Subban ia 1 year older than Schultz but has had a pretty decent start to his career and has an amazing skillset and good size, if he plays more evenly could be the ebst of this group.
McDonagh doesn't bring enough offense and his success is very system based and he is in the bottom 2 as far as overall skill/player I would want.
Falk had a good rookie season and might be poised to take the biggest jump when we resume hockey with a revamped Canes team.
we all know what Schultz is doing offensively in the AHL but he is the smallest of these 5 guys, by quite a bit, and it remains to be seen how he adapts defensivley to larger and better players.
He will probably be the best guy in fantasy terms for the next 5 years with Edmonton's nucleus but not so sure about his overall game, if it's enough to put him ahead of Subban and Fowler or even Faulk for the future..