Thread: Speculation: Justin Schultz's contract
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08-15-2014, 08:39 AM
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Jimmi Jenkins
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Originally Posted by Hockey Nightmare View Post
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Whatever happened to hockey players earning what they receive? I'm beginning to wonder if this is the price the oil are paying for giving huge contracts to guys like Nuge who are getting their $$$ based on potential more than performance. Problem is, Schultz has done even less to deserve a huge contract given his poor defensive play and underwhelming offensive numbers.
Defensemen get "paid" for offensive production, the Defense is just expected. So from Schultz' perspective, he's looking at the offensive production and how that relates to a deal he wants. Of Course he's asking for a lot, it would be stupid if he didn't.

I suspect this will be a 1 to 2 year deal (at this point) and then Schultz, if his game comes around, will get paid.

But to Willis' point, you don't pay Diaz or McBain $600K because you think $4M is too much for Schultz, ugh. If you don't want to pay Schultz, trade him, it's that simple.


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