Justin Schultz's contract
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08-17-2014, 04:31 PM
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Where is there any actual evidence of that?
There was a rumour a while back from a somewhat suspect source that the Schultz camp may have an unrealistic view of his play at the moment. But that is about it. Otherwise it's complete speculation.
As much as they need Schultz, they also need to not blow the team's cap structure. I can see this dragging out to camp, tbh. But I think a reasonable deal can be arranged by the start of the season. Schultz won't want to sit and not play with his friends, and MacT won't want to go into the season without a D that can put up points. The Oilers would be throwing in the towel at game 1.
Because, and this sucks to say, worst case scenario and Schultz holds out all season or goes to play the season in Russia or something, the Oilers probably just end up where everyone is predicting they end up, and get one last great kid out of that fantastic 2015 top 5-6. MacT's job isn't on the line and wouldn't be after one more dismal season no matter how much fans and media might want it.
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