Schenn-Shank Redemption: Can Luke Schenn Redeem Himself In Toronto

December 15th, 2009 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
It is said to be the toughest positions in hockey to step into the NHL as a 20-year-old outta the ranks of junior hockey, let alone an 18-year-old.

Yet Luke Schenn made the transition into the NHL last season smoother than a Luther Vandross album.

While other young defenceman like Drew Doughty struggled at times during last season, Schenn excelled at every area of his game playing upwards of 26 minutes per game on any given night.

This season Schenn has seen his ice time drop considerably and now has found himself on the outside looking in, as Ron Wilson has made his young defenceman a healthy scratch the last few games.

Though this may just be a sophomore jinx that numerous hockey players go through after exceeding expectations as a rookie, Brian Burke's Leafs now find themselves in a bit of a situation due to their recent surge putting them within reach of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

With a slew of NHL caliber defenceman at Burke's disposal, and still in need of another top six forward, the Leafs now face the decision of moving their former phenom or finding a place for him on the roster so that he may h ...

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