Originally Posted by dyzfunctioned
Issue... He's defensively responsible. That makes him one of a few in Carolina. They have plenty of PP options but not so many defensive options. Makes it easier to utilize him in a heavy minutes/PK role rather than a more offensive role which thus limits his upside. And with McBain/Corvo/Pitkanen and Murphy on the way I don't see this changing.
Meanwhile, Schultz basically is being handed the #1PPQB role behind a core of young star forwards.
true. but it won't be long before corvo and pitkanen will be non-factors. you could argue that corvo is almost there already. he certainly isn't going to stand in faulk's way... either is pitkanen. if anything, pitkanen is the guy who will carry less of an offensive role moving forward. mcbain - still waiting. and murphy and faulk is a great offensive duo moving forward... maybe mcbain enters the equation, maybe not.
my thoughts here have nothing to do with schultz (where did he come from in this discussion?)