Justin Schultzie’s Drama

Posted: 06/28/2012 by bc in Uncategorized

Hey All,

At the end of the day Justin Schultz is no different than any other person of interest who spurned our advances. He isn’t the last or even the best. Paul Kariya walked out the door all the while humming Meatloaf’s 2 out of 3 ain’t bad. For those of you unfamiliar with the diddy, it goes:

I want you, I need you
But there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you, now
Don’t feel sad, ‘cuz two out of three ain’t bad

Well I see the Anaheim Ducks name on the Cup but I can’t find Paul Kariya’s anywhere on that mug. Even funnier by walking Paul Kariya did us a favor. He saved our Ducks ten million bucks. Imagine getting stuck with Kariya eating up ten million cap space.
We might not know or how why but I suspect Lil’ Schultzie probably did us a favor.

Here’s the latest on his little saga from the NHL Trade Report:

Detroit Red Wings Are Out Of The Justin Schultz Sweepstakes

Posted: 28 Jun 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Ansar Khan of the MLive.com confirms the Detroit Red Wings are no longer in the running for free agent Justin Schultz. The defenseman’s agent told the Red Wings general manager as much Wednesday.

Don Meehan informed me today we are not one of the teams on his list he wants to sign with,” Ken Holland said.

Apparently there are five teams on this list. The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers are seen as co-favorites, while the Toronto Maple Leafs may have a legitimate shot and the Ottawa Senators are also in the mix. The Kelowna native apparently wants to play north of the border, which puts the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, and Chicago Blackhawks at a disadvantage.

Regular playing time is considered a given, since money isn’t an issue. The Wings reportedly guaranteed Schultz a roster spot. Not good enough.

The soon-to-be 22-year-old can’t put pen to paper on a contract until July 1, but a deal could be worked out by the start of weekend.

BTW, followers of this blog know I’m not at all impressed by the Gossip  Girls who make a living imagining trades. This NHL Trade Report though is a tad different. It separates the real from the gossip. You can subscribe to it here.

All the best,
bc

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Comments
  1. yougetoutwhatyouputin says:

    I agree BC…things happen for a reason…

    On the eve of the conclusion of the Schultzie’s Drama, another interesting read:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/justin-schultz-saga-cba-flaws-overhype-rookie-diva-142853870–nhl.html

    The league cannot like this press. However, some believe any press is good press…IMO he is Vancouver bound…Schultzie’s agent has failed him in the media…Be careful for what you wish for…you may just get it!

    I still cannot accept that If money isn’t the issue as we would have paid him the same, why should the lose out on the pick? Whom ever signs him should compensate us with a draft pick or right to match contract. As a fan of the NHL and Ducks, this is unacceptable!

    • yougetwhatyouputin (Hereinafter ‘U’ in this thread), Puck Daddy and this blog are pretty much on the same page. U offers good solutions that could well appear in the new amended CBA.

      In the Bettman/Fehr GameDay post is offered the following caveat:

      It is critical to note here that the reason the expired CBA has worked is primarily due to forces far from the control and influence of the litigants. Revenue is up sure and that’s great. The losses or goals against if you will, have been reduced because of the collapse of the USD and corresponding rise in the loonie during the term of the present CBA. All five Canadian teams are profitable and actually helping subsidize some of their poorer American partners through revenue sharing. (Is Justin Schultz decision to sign with a Canadian based team healthy patriotism or ugly nationalism?)

  2. yougetoutwhatyouputin says:

    Drama over…Oilers sign Schultz…

    • U would you be interested in posting here as a BackCheck’s Bog Contributor? This summer I want to make a lot of changes. One is to offer posters full blog editing privileges. This goes for everybody BTW. With editing privileges you could UpDate the Schultzie drama thread yourself. If you want to chat privately just use the Contact form on the menu bar.

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