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Justin Schultz looked very good tonight. He carries the puck extremely well and can give 'n' go with ease. He is the type of player that can do a lot in a small amount of space. He still has body position problems on defensive plays but that can be chalked up to the increased level of competition from what he is used to. Considering his current level of play after a score of professional hockey games then basically the kid is a stud offensive prospect.

/ Maybe the Canucks should have offered him top 4 minutes. :lol:

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If this guy can correlate AHL success into NHL success we may well be looking at someone who will finish top-10 in defencemen scoring if not higher. A point-per-game from a defenceman in today's NHL is a rarity and he's doing it with great defensive play too.

Consistency will be the biggest difference between having one great 70 point season and putting up 60-80 points year after year for a couple of decades. Shame he's got no real mentor in Edmonton to guide him, which will make it all the more impressive if he ends up the next stud on defence.

Right now, after Lidstrom's retirement, the league lacks a superstar offensive defenceman. Sure guys like Karlsson, Doughty and Green have put up big numbers, but they all lack consistency (we'll see about Karlsson), so if Schultz can put some big seasons together he'll be revereed and remembered as the best of his generation.

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If this guy can correlate AHL success into NHL success we may well be looking at someone who will finish top-10 in defencemen scoring if not higher. A point-per-game from a defenceman in today's NHL is a rarity and he's doing it with great defensive play too.

Consistency will be the biggest difference between having one great 70 point season and putting up 60-80 points year after year for a couple of decades. Shame he's got no real mentor in Edmonton to guide him, which will make it all the more impressive if he ends up the next stud on defence.

Right now, after Lidstrom's retirement, the league lacks a superstar offensive defenceman. Sure guys like Karlsson, Doughty and Green have put up big numbers, but they all lack consistency (we'll see about Karlsson), so if Schultz can put some big seasons together he'll be revereed and remembered as the best of his generation.

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If this guy can correlate AHL success into NHL success we may well be looking at someone who will finish top-10 in defencemen scoring if not higher. A point-per-game from a defenceman in today's NHL is a rarity and he's doing it with great defensive play too.

Consistency will be the biggest difference between having one great 70 point season and putting up 60-80 points year after year for a couple of decades. Shame he's got no real mentor in Edmonton to guide him, which will make it all the more impressive if he ends up the next stud on defence.

Right now, after Lidstrom's retirement, the league lacks a superstar offensive defenceman. Sure guys like Karlsson, Doughty and Green have put up big numbers, but they all lack consistency (we'll see about Karlsson), so if Schultz can put some big seasons together he'll be revereed and remembered as the best of his generation.

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People using the AHL to gauge a players potential just need to stop. The AHL has no basis for determining what a player is going to do in the NHL.

All you have to do is look at history to see that. Players that have been stars in the AHL have gone on to do nothing in the NHL. And players who have done nothing in the AHL have gone on to become stars in the NHL. It's impossible to predict either one.

The AHL and the NHL are much different leagues, and the talent levels in each league are worlds apart. Just be patient before calling somebody the next star of the NHL.

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I went to the game last night. I sat behind their bench. I boo'd him all game long. What an idiot for not accepting the Canucks offer. We are entitled to Schultz and he is obligated to play here because he is from our province. I damn him to heck!

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People using the AHL to gauge a players potential just need to stop. The AHL has no basis for determining what a player is going to do in the NHL.

All you have to do is look at history to see that. Players that have been stars in the AHL have gone on to do nothing in the NHL. And players who have done nothing in the AHL have gone on to become stars in the NHL. It's impossible to predict either one.

The AHL and the NHL are much different leagues, and the talent levels in each league are worlds apart. Just be patient before calling somebody the next star of the NHL.

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No love for Horak? (though im sure you just forgot about him, I hope :P)

And other than Markus Granlund who's still very raw, the 2011 draft is looking AWESOME for the Flames even just one year after. Baerschi, Wotherspoon, Gaudreau, and Brossoit. Sucked that our own 2nd round pick which Chicago had was used to take Saad, worst part is Granlund was 2 picks after

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PS Anyone booing a player based solely on their logo needs to grow some brain cells. Seriously idiotic.

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Tell that to the people that are hyping Zack Kassian to death in the Prospects board.

Justin Schultz, at least, deserves the hype that he's getting. 7 goals, 16 points, 12 games played. Leading a team in offense that includes Jordan Eberle, RNH, and Paajarvi. The attention that he's getting is well-deserved.

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If this guy can correlate AHL success into NHL success we may well be looking at someone who will finish top-10 in defencemen scoring if not higher. A point-per-game from a defenceman in today's NHL is a rarity and he's doing it with great defensive play too.

Consistency will be the biggest difference between having one great 70 point season and putting up 60-80 points year after year for a couple of decades. Shame he's got no real mentor in Edmonton to guide him, which will make it all the more impressive if he ends up the next stud on defence.

Right now, after Lidstrom's retirement, the league lacks a superstar offensive defenceman. Sure guys like Karlsson, Doughty and Green have put up big numbers, but they all lack consistency (we'll see about Karlsson), so if Schultz can put some big seasons together he'll be revereed and remembered as the best of his generation.

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Why isn't there a thread about Justin Faulk? He's basically doing what Schultz is, and he's two years younger. That's what people forget about him, is that he's not an 18 year old kid, he's 22. He should be in the NHL at this point, and would be if there wasn't a lockout.

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He's not discrediting him, he's saying that comparing him to Norris-calibre defensemen like Karlsson, Green, Doughty, etc. is way too premature.

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The kids a stud.

There is a reason every GM in the NHL was after this kid.

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Too bad he was spooked by the Canuck's relatively empty prospect cupboard. He should have and probably would have been ours given a decent set of players in his age group to mature with instead of the two-man gang of Kassian and Tanev.

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I saw some tweets on my feed about the Heat 'ripping' the media, anyone out there have any details on this?

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I like Gillis a lot, fact is he dropped the ball though. If your scouting staff operates under the rule, "best player available", then your GM should share in that rule. Tell Schultz whatever it takes to sign him. If he's not happy with his ice time then we have some excellent trade bait. Which is more than we are left with now.

For the record, I think he's gonna be better than Edler!

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