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Justin Schultz signs with Oilers
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05-27-2012, 01:49 PM
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Wings have about 0% chance of signing Shultz. He needs to average 20 mins a night to max out his ELC bonuses etc. No way he has a chance to do that on the Wings.
It depends on his motivation.
Does he want to max out his salary early on and get to UFA fast? If so, then the Wings are out.
Does he want to set himself up for a long, prosperous, and profitable career? If so, there are teams that have a much better record of developing young defensemen. The Wings aren't out entirely in this case, but they're heavy underdogs.
Does he want to be a Wing and doesn't particularly care if he plays right away or maxes out his bonuses? If so, then the Wings have a pretty good chance. That's just about the only scenario where I see him signing here.
Edmonton is my bet. He'll play right away, pile up points with a dynamic young forward corps, and possibly be on a contender in the next few years if they can finish rounding out the rest of the club.
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