Thread: Confirmed with Link: Justin Schultz signs with Oilers
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06-02-2012, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by fabricoh View Post
Why whine? The guy will cost $950k per year. It will cost nothing but $950,000 to sign him. Where's the risk? I personally think he's proven himself enough at the college level where he'd quickly smoke Quincey and Kindl. I hope we get a chance to find out.
Not whining, just saying why do people assume he will be ready for a top 4 role in the NHl right out of college? or in a PK role? Jack Johnson was a great defender in college and a higher draft pick. Did he struggle as a rookie? Yup. Brendan Smith had a great college career at Wisconsin, did Detroit feel even he was worthy to be a bottom pair guy his first year out of college? nope. Why should we just promise Justin Schulz an important role when he is completely unproven as a pro? I understand the appeal because of the potential and price, but guaranteeing minutes in an important role to a guy right out of college? Not sold on that idea.

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