bobopan, on 21 October 2012 - 12:24 PM, said:
So i don't exactly follow the Wolves but did catch the game yesterday and either Schroder was having a really bad game or all this improvement the Canucks brass talks about in his game is just that; talking up your prospect. He did not look like a guy anywhere close to winning a spot with this team. Maybe there is some truth to those Bozak rumors.
Its understandable why Gillis would target Bozak, he slots in as 3rd line center perfectly, and also has shown that he can move into the top 6 if needed temporalily. He's definelty a much "safer" option than Kadri or Colborne if we're looking for a center from Toronto.
The only problem is he isn't exactly a prospect anymore so what you see is pretty much what you get. A 40 point third liner who is only under contract for 1 more year shouldn't be the centerpiece of a Luongo trade so I would hope a high pick, or another prospect would be coming along with him.
As for Schroeder, the Canucks might have to take the Detroit approach with him and develope him longer. If he breaks into the NHL at 24 than so be it. That's alot better than calling him a bust because he's not NHL ready a couple years after being drafted. Unfortunately cdc will be throwing him under the bus and saying he's a useless plug if he's in the AHL for a few more years.