Is Jake Gardiner’s five-year extension a fair comparable for Justin Schultz?

Jonathan Willis
July 30 2014 10:38AM

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On Tuesday, the Toronto Maple Leafs shifted course dramatically on defenceman Jake Gardiner, signing the former University of Wisconsin standout to a five-year contract with an annual cap hit of $4.05 million.

In Edmonton, meanwhile, Justin Schultz remains unsigned. Could he sign a contract comparable to the one his ex-Badgers teammate just inked?

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20-YEAR OLD AHL PERFORMANCE (FWDS)

Lowetide
July 29 2014 09:44PM

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The two best seasons to evaluate for prospects are 17 (the season they are drafted) and their 20-year old (usually first year pro) season. For Oilers fans, the 2014-15 season in Oklahoma City will offer a chance to see several impressive prospects make their pro debut. How will they perform?

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TALKING THE TALK

Robin Brownlee
July 29 2014 03:47PM

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It goes without saying that talking the talk is one thing and walking the walk is quite another, but Nail Yakupov was saying all the right things when he met with members of the media at a hockey school being put on by the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday.

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Where does Luke Gazdic fit in?

Jonathan Willis
July 29 2014 11:51AM

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This summer, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish unveiled an ambitious plan for next season’s team: three scoring lines and a defensive zone specialty unit. He then signed Luke Gazdic to a two-year extension.

Are these things mutually exclusive?

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2014-15 TRAINING CAMP HOPEFULS (D)

Lowetide
July 28 2014 02:55PM

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There are plenty of hopeful candidates (but very little actual hope) among the outsider defensemen on the Oilers 50-man roster. A summer of signing free agents has effectively pushed back the prospects and made surprises unlikely—but not impossible.

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