Would be hilarious, but I just can't see the Devils letting it happen--even if they need to take out a second mortgage on Vanderbeek's house. Losing Brodeur, let alone Parise + Brodeur, would be a PR nightmare.
You do know that's exactly what Brad Richards said and did right? Do you think he's a ********* too?
No, because Richards is a veteran trying to get the most money he can. Schultz was signing an ELC for the maximum price. Every team offered the same amount, the maximum. It all came down to where he wanted to play.
Richards was a 31 year old UFA trying to get a great contract. Schultz contract was set in stone. If you wanted Edmonton, why didn't you just sign with Edmonton? He's a diva.