It's not a horrible idea, but giving up a 2nd round pick which we have a good history with (if he signs) when you could have gotten him for free. Seems a bit foolish.
I have to think the team has an inside track with both Steps and McD having talked to him already. If he's still unsure he can come get the tour once he reaches FA. If those two alone can't persuade him to come, then there may be other motivations as some have said with him wanting to live up North.
What's the max amount you can give a guy like Schultz, with bonuses?
A bonuses are $850,000. B bonuses are $2,000,000. MAX amounts for both categories. Usually the B bonuses are given to first overall picks. Top 3 overall picks. A bonuses are individual performance bonuses. B are league award bonuses.
Schultz can get a $925,000 MAX salary. 10% of that number can be a signing bonus
Since he was drafted in 2008, isn't the max salary $875,000?
He is a free agent signing in 2012. $925,000 is the max for 2011 and 2012.
d) Draft-related Unrestricted Free Agents will be subject to the maximum
annual aggregate compensation limits set forth in this Section 9.3 applicable in the Entry
Draft year immediately preceding the date on which the Player signs his Entry Level
SPC. For example, a Draft-related Unrestricted Free Agent Player signed after the date
of the 2005 Entry Draft and prior to the 2006 Entry Draft will be subject to the maximum
annual aggregate compensation for Players drafted in the 2005 Entry Draft (i.e.,
$850,000). Such a Player will be subject to all of the other terms and provisions of this
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This is article by Ken Campbell from May 2008 on Blake Wheeler
Other executives around the league were baffled by Wheeler’s decision, given that the Coyotes seem to have some promising young players and seem headed in the right direction under head coach Wayne Gretzky. All things being equal – in fact more lucrative financially under his first contract – it seems strange to some hockey people that Wheeler would spurn the Coyotes.
“The only thing I can think of is that he wants to sign with the Minnesota Wild because he’s from there,” one executive said.
If Burke wants to make a major move. He will have to move Jake Gardiner. So Justin Schultz should avoid TO. That is such a bad situation. They have no goaltending. No leadership. Burke is on the hot seat with new ownership taking over. More roster upheaval with a new coach is coming.
If Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke is serious about making a splash this week with a big trade, he is going to have to think long and hard about parting with defenceman Jake Gardiner.
That’s the feeling of several National Hockey League scouts who have had more than a few looks at the Leafs’ group of prospects, whether it’s with the big club, the Marlies, or at the junior or collegiate level.
And if the Leafs put a lot of stock in their young group, it’s clear that not every one agrees that Toronto is brimming with bluechip youngsters.
“Gardiner would be the top guy,” a Western Conference scout said. “Two or three years ago, I would have said Luke Schenn. But he has not made that next step.
“For me, Joe Colborne would be the next guy after Gardiner, but to a lesser degree. Nazem Kadri still hasn’t shown he can play with men yet.
“To do something significant, the guy he would probably have to give up is Gardiner.”
McKenzie: The Anaheim Ducks know the jig is up there. They know that Schultz, who they selected in the second round of the 2008 Draft, will become a free agent this Sunday. Once Ryan Suter and Zach Parise are gone as free agents, Schultz, the blue chip prospect from the University of Wisconsin, who should be a top-four defenceman for a long time in the NHL, is going to be one of the most sought after free agents. There's a strong belief that he wants to play on a Canadian team, and one that will give him the opportunity to be a major contributor right off the hop. The Edmonton Oilers fit that bill perfectly and there's a lot of speculation that Schultz might be receptive to that, but nobody knows for sure until Schultz starts talking.
This was posted in the Schultz thread on the T&R Forum.
If we don't get our offensive threat or Schultz this offseason will suck.
Bob Murray, the Ducks' executive vice president and general manager, and his lieutenants remain mystified as to why Schultz changed his mind. Murray, in fact, said he planned on asking the representatives of Schultz again Thursday when they met about another matter.