I'm not trying to knock Schultz, but Gardiner is the more impressive to me because of his complete game. He looks like he could be an all-around stud, if his game can translate to the NHL level. That's the ideal scenario, but even if that doesn't happen he could end up a good top 4 guy for us. I've been very impressed with Schultz this season, but from what I've seen he has a bit of a niche game as a PP specialist.
Don't get me wrong, I'm loving that both of them are doing well. It's just Schultz isn't giving me the warm fuzzies for Anaheim's future the way Gardiner is. When I think ahead to what might be, I have to wonder if Schultz is going to have a future in the NHL with Anaheim. I think it's questionable enough that Fowler, Gardiner, and Sbisa end up playing for Anaheim's top 4. Adding another young defenseman like Schultz seems really unlikely.
We know that Anaheim is going to end up moving some of these defensemen at some point. Fowler, Sbisa, Gardiner, Clark, Mitera(if he ever gets back to the level he needs to be), Vatanen, Schultz, Newton... it's a very nice list, but I expect Anaheim to start trimming it. Schultz is one of those that I expect to see as a casualty at some point.