Schroeder's game is built around his intelligence, passing and quickness. Because of his size, he's not going to dominate a tourney playing 1-on-1 battles. He needs to play a 5 man possession game with smart players who have the same skill level as him. With the exception of Tanev, Rai, Tochkin and Connauton, none the Canucks prospects were thinking the game at anywhere near the same level.
Schroeder made the most of what he was given to work with. He was responsible for setting up the best scoring chances in each of the games he played. Clarke was fed by Schroeder before being stoned by Roy and Schroeder was robbed on the rebound. He made a beautiful pass to Tanev on his power-play goal in the San Jose game. He got a perfect tape to tape pass to Rai alone on the doorstep after creating a turnover against the Flames.
The play in the prospect tourney was sloppy at best. How many consecutive passes were made before a turnover/someone lost control? Two maybe three? It's hard to getting a lot of scoring chances when most everyone is trying to crash and bang. Schroeder felt the same way about the play in the event:
I'm going to reserve my judgment until I see him play with veteran players. I still have a gut feeling we'll see Jordan on the opening day roster. He's a precocious talent.