I remember reading somewhere that the game was a bore for him because he thought it was to easy, and like I said you have to give credit to MacT for turning that around.
At the half way point he was a ppg player, and consistently the Wolves best all around forward.
He's great on the forecheck and in his own zone.
The jump from the AHL is extremely difficult for smaller players. Small forwards regularly dominate in the AHL, such as Chris Bourque, Jason Krog, Keith Aucoin, etc. and almost always find that their success in the AHL does not transfer into the NHL. All 3 of those players play a similar style to Schroeder, have tremendous work ethic, and are more skilled than Schroeder is right now, and none of them can keep a full-time NHL job. Typically they come up, and just cannot handle the increased size and strength of the players, and it kills their ability to forecheck and defend, taking away a huge portion of their game. Even if he does play in the NHL for any period of time this year, I doubt he will play well enough to stay and will be sent back down.