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03-12-2012, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Woodhouse View Post
A second rumor is Justin Schultz is set to leave Wisconsin, and sign an ELC with the Ducks:
To update on Schultz:
Eric Stephens ‏ @icemancometh
Agree w/@TSNBobMcKenzie on Ducks and Justin Schultz. They've wanted him signed since last year and want to play him. He's taking his time.

Obviously the best option for the Ducks is option #1. They get to control Schultz for two full seasons under his entry level contract. It's the best for them in years, and dollars.

However, Schultz has the leverage in this scenario, and If his advisor (agent when he becomes a pro) is any good he'll immediately let the Ducks know that they aren't going to get away with option number one.

Schultz has the leverage because if the Duck's don't offer to bring him in immediately at the end of the Wisconsin season, and let him burn a year off his entry level contract, he'll choose to become a free agent at the end of the season and choose his team.

He would obviously choose option 3 over option 1. He can make more money, and pick his team.

Therefore the Ducks will be forced into offering him a spot immediately at the end of the season. If they don't, they almost certainly will lose his rights.

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