coco_canuck wrote:Other than the fact that it's too early to write Schroeder off, what I've seen so far in this small sample size is very encouraging.
Encouraging is a very good way to characterize Schroeder's play thus far. I didn't know what to expect. He was drafted as a skilled guy, but has put up pretty mediocre AHL numbers (100 points in 178 games...meh). He's done nothing to display he's a can't miss top six prospect, while on the flip side he is not displaying any of the typical symptoms of a guy who just ain't cut for the grind of NHL hockey (laziness, poor defensive effort, floating, dumb penalties, etc.).
Please correct me if I'm wrong here, but I don't believe AV has been sheltering Schroeder's zone starts at all like we have seen with other young centers, which is another encouraging sign.
We will see.