Recent play at home is good, but things still need to improve.
That was a good article Blake. Thank you for clearing up some of the questions we have about our captain. All us fans can see is what happens on the ice. It is good to hear that the guys truly respect him as a leader.
And the young man busts his tail off on EVERY shift. I appreciate his work every game.
Great article...I have supported Schrock for all the years we have seen him hear....great attitude, true role player with grit and determination...thank you Blake!
Truly amazing thou how some of these bloggers change and I quote "I don't think we will ever get an answer that makes any sense"....but we have and you have seen the light or do you still believe and I quote "Hometown local favorite I guess that is all there is to it." But you may have seen the LIGHT after all and I quote "good to hear that the guys truly respect him as a leader."
Look at what my post created. A nice article by Blake. I think people are used to a captain being on a team's first or at least second line, not a 10th forward. That is why Schrock is over looked. As I posted before, I have always liked Schrock. It is just kind of hard to justify a vet spot by what he produces on the ice; however when you find out that he is a great leader and greatly respected by the team, that changes my thoughts. Blake's article helped clear that up, and it is good to know.
I just go back and forth on this subject. If it wasn't for that darn "veteran spot", everything else makes all the sense in the world for him to be a big part of the roster.
I always try to use "logic" backed up by facts. I try to dismiss "emotion".
After reading the article and thinking about everything mentioned, it is a fact that he has taken on the role of captain, with all of its responsibilities (even though Nick Tuzzolino was made captain last season) and flourished.
Not everyone is well suited to take on those extra responsibilities. Schrock has welcomed the challenge and it seems as if the team ( management, coach, asst coach, players) have all accepted him in that role. That's not always easy nor is it the case in many instances and speaks well for him.
With the end of year awards being decided soon, I took the 8 awards and started to note who I thought would win. I found that Schrock was noted by me on 3 of them. (That doesn't mean others weren't included also, but I named Schrock first on all three.
1. Wiegman Family "true komet" award.
2. NOB Brick "stonewall defensive forward" award.
3. "Mr. Hustle" award.
Others may be argued for each, but the mere fact that Schrock was on my list for all three has to mean something (at least to me).