They dont have 6 good dmen to actually play.....swapping one for another is not a step in the right direction. Schultz is a decent player but isnt as good as he was 2 years ago and he wont be loggin the minutes Gilbert does. Schultz isnt replacing Gilberts minutes which means more time for Petry, Peckham, and Barker. This is just rearranging deck chairs on the titanic. its not like Schultz is filling a hole...Smid and Sutton do alot of the same things.
And super classy of Edmonton to tweet the trade before Minnesota had a chance to tell Schultz.
It sounded like they were pretty far apart on an extension based on JRs recent remarks - and I don't think that would change in the offseason when he has other teams in the mix that would easily put him out of our price range. So yeah, this would suck.
I wonder if he told JR he wasn't going to waive his NTC...