Thread: Speculation: Justin Schultz's extension
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02-26-2014, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by russ99 View Post
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.
I don't know what he's exactly made because of bonuses, but one of the reasons he came here was because of opportunity to make money on his 2nd deal. Maybe we give him a good chunk of coin in year one?

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