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04-01-2012, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post

Matheson added Anaheim could trade Schultz to the team he wants to sign with for a draft pick. Its better than nothing. Schultz has to be willing to do that. Why wouldn't he wait until June 1 and just agree to terms with that team? Why would that team trade a pick for a player they can sign for free? Brad Richards situation from last spring. He wouldn't accept a trade for his rights. Same agency reps both players. Newport Sports.

Edmonton is light years away from being a very good team. Besides those 3 forwards,how many players does Edmonton have in place? Tambellini needs an entire new team but he doesn't even know the rules of the CBA. They need a #1 goaltender. Their D is terrible. The Hawks had Keith and Seabrook. Pitt had Letang,Orpik and Goligoski. Renney won't be back. Their AHL coach Todd Nelson is the rumored replacement. Disaster.

The Rangers are the perfect fit.
True, unlike Erixon, Schultz gets to pick where he it's unclear why a team would give up assets to get him. That said, If this kid has as much upside as some think, I'm fine moving a late pick to lock him up.

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