Jordan Schroeder has tremendous upside. His talents could very well translate to an excellent top 6 forward at the NHL level. I for one have faith they will. His hockey IQ and vision are elite IMO.
The problem with the present situation is JS is only 22(most top 6 centers are 24-25 before they break out.) small in stature and even if he was able to perform his AHL game at an NHL level (which will be almost impossible) it is hard to imagine AV endearing himself to yet another non physical presence in our line-up.
JS has a leg up on the NHL players. He is already in mid season form and this could very well see him start the season in the Canucks top 3 lines in some capacity, but the hard truth of the situation is he is currently a match up dream for the opposition.
My best hopes for Jordan are that he could find a niche as a playmaker for Kesler and Booth 2 physical shooting beasts. I think it is fair to assume that he would at least have more success than Raymond who lacks finish and balance.
Now this is a post I respect +1 great post, unlike Nuck Nit you see what I see in that his offensive ability is highend, and that even though he has been on the back burner has all the tools to be a very good top 6 forward.
I think the biggest thing will be AV the fact that AV told JS he had earned a call up last year gives me faith AV might actually give him a shot, I mean who else is there? He has been better and is better than Ebbett, and Lappierre doesn't bring as much offense and is much more suited to the 3rd line role which will also need to be filled effectively due to the trickle down effect of losing Kesler.
You also see that he has the leg up and is riding a confidence streak, and personally I don't think he is a match up dream, he is better on the forecheck than Ebbett, and he is actually is quite good, he is so quick and elusive along with the fact that he is very strong for his size and is strong on his skates I think he will do just fine myself.
Nontheless glad to see you have some sense & provide some logic rather than making judgments on something you know nothing about with no reasonable logic like nuck nit does.
Smasshian Kassian,you may wish to note the "If he were" 'Cody's height and weight' part of Higgyfan's post.
Jordan is not.
Thus the 4 AHL season wait while he builds up his body so he won't have his NHL career ended before it begins.
2.5 seasons, and the fact that he is only 5 Lbs lighter than Cody and alot faster is quite impressive in my mind, as is to others who have watched him play this year and are willing to be fair in judging him, you don't seem to do either.
I think Ebbett will eventually be the 2nd line center in Kesler's absence. I see Schroeder making the lineup (by default), but struggling somewhat. Because the Canucks usually start slowly, Schneider's stats won't be pretty, creating controversy. Luongo unfortunately won't do much better until later in the season.
I like Schroeder, but I don't really see him becoming a consistent top six player, but rather a complimentary player like Wellwood.
JS has better offensive skill than Wellwood, is much faster, better defensively and is very determinded and a hardworker. I don't see much of a comparison aside from size honestly.