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06-28-2012, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Pitlick View Post
Here's my sales pitch if I'm Bryan Murray:

Ottawa:
-young team on the rise
-offensive system: more points: higher second contract
-play with EK on PP = more points
-look how well we develop defensemen: EK, Cowen coming along too
-opportunity for big role: Kuba not resigned, if we sign you we won't replace Kuba with a vet

Here's how I'd knock down the other teams:

Vancouver
(tough to do, I think Schultz signs with them)
-team has peaked, in decline
-many vet defensemen in depth chart to pass

NYR
-a young top 4 already set, will be tough for Schultz to pass any of these guys
-defensive system = less points = lower 2nd contract

Detroit
-team of the past, in decline
-big preference for playing vets over kids

Edmonton
-how many of the young guns will want out at first opportunity?
-organization a joke / shambles: last place 3 years in a row

Toronto
-less points in Carlyle's defensive system = lower 2nd contract
-look at how they mis-developed Schenn compared to the Sens with Karlsson
-7 years no playoffs, spinning their wheels
#1 rule of negotiating is you don't bash your competition. Stay professional, and sell the benefits that you have to offer. People arent stupid, and I'm sure his agents already have told him that.

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