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The Luke Schenn Appreciation Thread

11-23-2010, 09:39 PM
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The Luke Schenn Appreciation Thread

I know we're going a little overboard with the number of appreciation threads we have on around here, but one guy who deserves a thread to himself is Luke Schenn. After a sub-par and inconsistent sophomore season last year Schenn has been absolutely tremendous since Game 1 of this season and has never looked back.

The best part is, this kid is only 21 and he's in his third year with the Leafs! He's a homegrown talent who Fletcher went to great measures to ensure was drafted and has been thoroughly developed right out of Junior with the big club. He is truly a cornerstone player for this franchise due to his consistent steady effort on the defensive side of the game and his exciting budding abilities on the offensive side. Schenn has the perfect frame for a defenseman, a great skating stride and hits like a truck -- a lot. He is future captain material and his apprenticeship under Kaberle has done wonders in improving his offensive awareness while I'm sure being on a Phaneuf-captained Leafs team is teaching him a lot about what it takes to lead a team. He has so much upside that he is still discovering, it's truly an exciting pleasure watching him improve game after game, and season after season.
11-23-2010, 09:49 PM
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Luke Schenn has been the Leafs best player this season IMO.

It's what we expected, and we're lucky to have him.

Who got drafted 12th that year again?

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11-23-2010, 09:52 PM

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Luke Schenn has been playing amazing, thank you

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11-23-2010, 09:55 PM
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One big stat you missed, ES TOI
tied for 1st on the Leafs, 6th in the NHL

the only players in the NHL with more ES TOI/game are Duncan Kieth, Lubomir Visnovsky, Brent Seabrook, Zdeno Chara and Kieth Yandle. Of these players the only one with a higher +/- than Schenn is Zdeno Chara. That says something.
11-23-2010, 10:19 PM
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Awesome Post....Schenn is the kid. One of the few very bright spots thus far...

Luke is on his way to greatness.

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Can't believe we traded this guy for JvR.



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