Schultz is an elite Defensive Dman imo. It was a good trade for you guys! stay at home defensemen never get enough credit, but he will be more vital to your team as he can be put on the ice against any line.
I really think some of you need to see Schultz play a few games. He's a great defensive player and he'll look great as a #4 guy here. I like Gilbert but we need an offensive defenceman WITH him here so it's not like things have changed.
Realistically, Edmonton really needs a top pairing minute eater who can play in all situations. Moving Gilbert to acquire Schultz doesn't really change that and I think it actually balances out our defence better IF we can get that guy (possibly Ryan Murray long-term?).
My personal take is that Shultz is really underrated. Just like Smid is underrated. They both can skate really well and make plays out of their own ends. The Oilers don't need guys that don't play hard in their own end and it was just a year ago we were all complaining about Gilbert's lack of physicality. Schultz is a durable hard to play against D man that eats up minutes. I think in the long term people will like this deal.