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#31 MoneypuckOverlord

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:27 PM

The article has its merits, Bob McKenzie also said on his twitter that Schultz is considering all his options and that if Schultz doesn't sign with Anaheim soon (last week), the logical implication is that he is going to test FA. It doesn't matter if Anaheim will "put a full court press to sign him", there is only so much Anaheim can offer since this is his ELC.

If you have bothered to read what Chuck has outlined in his article, then you will know that monetarily wise it is best for Schultz to sign with Anaheim right now because it will allow a year of his ELC to be burnt off, which means he will get to his second contract a year earlier. If he doesn't sign before regular season is over for the Ducks, then it makes no sense for him to sign with the ducks in the summer because he would have just thrown away hundreds of thousands just to sign with the team he could've been with right now. If he holds out on the ducks then it would definitely be to test out the free agency market and you could pretty much be sure that there will be 29 offers waiting for him. People are getting excited because we are one of the few teams that kind of has ties with him. Since there is a limit to the money he could earn on his ELC ($925,000/year), we don't have to worry about teams like Rangers or Edmonton throwing a retarded 5 year 15 mil contract at him to lure him away.

The only saving grace right now for ducks fans is that Schultz is considering a senior year in college, but that's incredibly unlikely.

Having said all that, however, nobody really knows what Schultz is looking for so don't get your hopes up just yet because he is a BC boy. He might be looking to play top minutes on a shallow defense/young team like Edmonton, play with his buddy in Toronto, or a big city like New York (who also have a couple of his former teammates).


With they way our botton is operating right now, there is no doubt in mind, there a job opening in our bottom pairing dman. No joke here. Salo will hang em up, whihc puts Ballard into the number 4 dman, rome might gone, so if anything,t here is 2 openings right now, and if he's the real deal, and if he's good enough. A.V will play him no doubt.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:36 PM

Please get this guy what a signing that would be
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

Guy is lighting it up in the AHL right now, leading the league in scoring and he's a first year defenseman....wow...we really missed out and I think the Oil are going to be a playoff team whenever the season starts...sick
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

What Gillis gets for not promising him the ice time.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

I thought he was going to be overhyped, but right now (it is still early) he has blown the door off of expectations. 5 more points than Jordan Eberle with the same number of games played? 6 goals in 8 games? The question is whether he keeps up over a ppg pace (no way he keeps up this curent pace). Also, will his game translate in the NHL?
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:01 PM

I thought he was going to be overhyped, but right now (it is still early) he has blown the door off of expectations. 5 more points than Jordan Eberle with the same number of games played? 6 goals in 8 games? The question is whether he keeps up over a ppg pace (no way he keeps up this curent pace). Also, will his game translate in the NHL?


I just don't see him failing at the NHL level like so many people here seem to think he will. He's not a kid anymore, he's developed properly and is destroying it in his first pro season. He's not small like Gragnani either, so I see his game translating just fine in the NHL, especially because he's playing with Eberle and RNH and Hall now. They can develop chemistry for the big club, and he must have a lot of confidence having more points then all of them and being a defenseman.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

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#38 Boudrias

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:25 AM

I just don't see him failing at the NHL level like so many people here seem to think he will. He's not a kid anymore, he's developed properly and is destroying it in his first pro season. He's not small like Gragnani either, so I see his game translating just fine in the NHL, especially because he's playing with Eberle and RNH and Hall now. They can develop chemistry for the big club, and he must have a lot of confidence having more points then all of them and being a defenseman.

It couldn't be a better situation for Schultz playing in the AHL for a half or full season depending on whether the NHL comes back. I will always regret that he didn't sign with Van but life goes on.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:35 AM

Haha, this guy's going to haunt Canucks fans for the rest of his career most likely.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:10 PM

Haha, this guy's going to haunt Canucks fans for the rest of his career most likely.


Only because journalists made up all these ties to Vancouver he didnt actually have. Otherwise, we didn't miss out on him any more than Nash.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

Haha, this guy's going to haunt Ducks fans for the rest of his career most likely.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:23 AM

^ Yes, Ducks fans too. But we are all Canucks (fans), no?

Only because journalists made up all these ties to Vancouver he didnt actually have. Otherwise, we didn't miss out on him any more than Nash.


We weren't nearly as involved in the Nash sweepstakes as we were for Schultz. Not even close. Heck, it came down to Edmonton and Vancouver if you recall.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:10 AM

^ Yes, Ducks fans too. But we are all Canucks (fans), no?



We weren't nearly as involved in the Nash sweepstakes as we were for Schultz. Not even close. Heck, it came down to Edmonton and Vancouver if you recall.


I thought we were the 3rd from last team to be out of the Schultz stakes no ?
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:13 AM

I thought we were the 3rd from last team to be out of the Schultz stakes no ?


I can't remember who 3rd was - I think it was a whole bunch of teams who got outed all at once. But we were 1 of 2 finalists - it was EDM vs. VAN, hence why I said what I did about him haunting the Canucks for years to come.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

Toronto - the Jake Gardiner/Brian Burke connection.

There was even a rumour that Anaheim had a tampering charge prepared against Toronto if Schultz did go there.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

Hard to believe Schultz is beasting it this much (offensively at least - not sure if his defense is defect, but I doubt anyone would care with the numbers he's posting and he can always improve) ...

He could be a top 5 defensive talent from the 2008 draft, which was very deep in defensive prospects, once he hits the NHL - already one Norris trophy winner (Karlsson), and an Olympic gold medalist (Doughty) and two Stanley Cup champions(Doughty, Voynov). I would say Doughty, Pietrangelo, Karlsson and Carlson are the top 4 defensive talents from 2008, and guys like Schultz, Myers, Bogosian, Schenn, Gardiner, Del Zotto, Hamonic, Scandella, etc would battle it out for the spots afterwards.

It hurts more because we took Yann Sauve two picks before Anaheim drafted Schultz ... This isn't a knock on Sauve - I root for him and I think he'll be a depth defenseman at the NHL level which is decent for a 2nd round pick. It's just Schultz is so good ...
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

Not that hard to believe, considering he's playing with The Nuge, (Hall), and Eberle. Put him on another minor league team's roster and the numbers come down to earth a bit. Still, he looks good.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

Yep, him going 2 spots after us is also why it hurts too. And also why Q scouting has looked iffy for quite a while now.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

Not that hard to believe, considering he's playing with The Nuge, (Hall), and Eberle. Put him on another minor league team's roster and the numbers come down to earth a bit. Still, he looks good.


I don't think so man ... How do you explain the fact that he leads the team and the entire league in points? Schultz has 15 points and the closest on Oklahoma is Eberle at 11.

Schultz is not just feeding off these guys. His points aren't just secondary assists that are the product of magic via Edmonton's Big 3 - he leads the team with 6 goals (tied with Eberle) and has the most shots on goal. Schultz is scoring and contributing offensively in every way possible.

Take him off Oklahoma and he'll still put up huge numbers. There are 11 players who are outproducing Oklahoma's next highest point getter, Eberle, and 20 more who have as many points as Eberle. So on about half the teams in the AHL, Schultz would produce as much if not more than he is with Oklahoma IMO.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:28 PM

Was kind of hoping he would become a bust when the Oilers got him but it looks like he's going to be an all star.
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