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07-23-2013, 04:39 PM
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Justin Schultz could throw a bit of a wrench into the team's cap structure next year. How much of his hot start in the AHL was due to inferior competition, or was he just fatigued by the time the NHL got going? Mike Green's first season in the NHL was nothing to write home about, and he put up 56 points his second season.
I think Schultz is going to break out in a huge way offensively this year. I'm not counting out a 60 point year, and if he can even hold his own defensively, he could ask for more than Hall and Eberle, and quite legitimately. That would make things interesting, given that he's not exactly the defensive stalwart the Oilers would probably like to spend some money on next offseason.
Schultz could've cracked cracked 50 points with a hot streak if last year was a full 82 games. And he was just so dominate for the Barons. I certainly wouldn't count on him coming in below 5 million next year.
Not even OEL makes more than Hall/Eberle. Hell even Karlsson only makes 500k more. Unless Schultz wins a Norris trophy, he wont get a penny over 6 million, and will most likely be in the 4.5-5 million range.
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