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02-15-2013, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Gone View Post
Their track record with RFA's and UFA's is just as bad as their track record with trades. We all know about such UFA disasters as Khabi; which are only moderately offset by signings such as Jones. What is clear though, are some players such as Schultz signing here as a UFA is a glimmer of light; but even as Tamblowe point out, he picked the Oilers, not the other way around. This is a homerun signing, but arguably one that dropped into their laps.
I'm not sure I understand this. Is it possible that in the case where a player is wanted by every team in the league that the team picks the player?

I'm not sure what you mean. It's not even arguable that he fell into their laps - that's exactly what happened. It would have happened no matter who signed him.

Unless you're talking about the effort made to convince him this team is the right one, in which case the Oilers should get as much credit as any other team would have had he signed with them.

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