Thread: Speculation: Justin Schultz's extension
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02-26-2014, 12:29 PM
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russ99
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His type of player (elite puckmover) is:

1) At a premium in todays' NHL

2) Slow to develop, and going with NCAA over the Juniors/AHL route did him no favors on the ice.

The other issue is how we acquired him sets the table for future contract negotiations. We've already been through one UFA-style negotiation with him.

I'd like to see the Oilers get creative on his contract. Maybe give him a 4 year escalating deal starting at $3M and ending at $6M.

Plus it seems obvious that we really need better players - both forwards and defensemen - to develop him to his potential.

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