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07-26-2012, 05:53 PM
Ragamuffin Gunner
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Originally Posted by Bring Back Scuderi View Post
You might have had more of a point if this summer a team like the Red Wings hadn't basically offered a roster spot to an unsigned draft pick only to lose his services to a different team in a high-profile (yet capped) bidding war. You don't think those teams chasing Schultz wouldn't have ponied up to acquire him in a trade if he didn't have the NCAA loophole?
Schultz is 22 and had a great career in college to go on top being a free agent, meaning those teams didn't have to give up a thing for him. Not only that but they were guaranteed to get him on a ELC.

Getting a player like that for free has great appeal. However, I highly doubt that any team would have traded a Neal type player for him.

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