July 08 2014 02:14PM
I've been covering the Oilers since 2001, so rarely does much surprise me anymore. I've seen a lot, and sadly for Oilers fans, most of it has been losing. However, I'll admit I'm surprised by how many people want to ship Justin Schultz out of town.
Maybe I shouldn't be, considering I've seen this movie recently staring the likes of Shawn Horcoff, Ales Hemsky, Sam Gagner and many others, but none of those players heard the trade talk so early in their career.
Schultz has only played 122 games, yet many are convinced they know what type of player he'll be and in their eyes he won't help.
I strongly disagree.
July 08 2014 02:19AM
By the sounds of it, Justin Schultz will not be joining the club.
July 07 2014 04:45PM
Heaven knows, the Edmonton Oilers have done much to earn the cynicism of their fans by making so many questionable player personnel decisions in recent seasons, but I don't see the signing of Jeff Petry to a one-year contract as one of them.
July 07 2014 02:55PM
July 07 2014 12:46PM
The Minnesota Wild drafted Benoit Pouliot 4th overall in 2005. He scored 29 goals and 67 points in 67 games in his draft year. He was picked based on his size, speed and the projection that he would continue to develop into a dominant offensive player.