Oilers and Justin Schultz Agree To 1 Year Deal

Source: Frozen In Oil
Date: 2014-08-29

In my mind, the deal had to get done in order for the Oilers to enter into camps and the pre-season with full knowledge of their arsenal, but a large part of me does wonder why such a long hold-up.

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Oilers Sign Justin Schultz

Source: The Oilers Rig
Date: 2014-08-29

Just in from the Oilers official twitter account, the team has agreed to a contract with it’s final remaining free agent, RFA defender Justin Schultz. The deal will, not surprisingly, be a bridge contract for the young defender and the club. The Details: It’s a one year deal for Schultz, that will pay him $3.675 M over the course of the season. The deal presents a cap hit that closely resembles the bonus filled entry-level contract that Schultz signed with the team as a UFA back in July of 2012. Schultz will again be a restricted free agent next summer, setting up another negotiation between the sides, although something tells me that those negotiations will be more geared toward

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Oilers Sign Schultz To A One-Year Deal

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2014-08-29

The last piece of the Oilers roster puzzle is finally in place.

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Oilers, Schultz agree to one-year, $3.65M deal

Source: TSN
Date: 2014-08-29

Go to TSN.ca for details. #TSN

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TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2014-08-29

Today on the Lowdown, my guest between 11 and noon will be Rob Vollman. Rob has a new book out (Hockey Abstract 2014) and has agreed to open up the phone lines and emails and texts to answer questions. I’m hopeful you take advantage, because access like this isn’t often presented, and Vollman is the real deal. Rob Vollman, Hockey Abstract 2014: When Taylor Hall asked how he could improve his Corsi, the analytics community was already ready and waiting with his answer: controlled zone entries. Entering the opposing zone in possession of the puck, and denying that same privilege to your opponents, is an obvious way of improving a player’s or team’s shot differential.

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THE ROUNDUP

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-08-29

NHL reportedly looking at expansion, the changing world of sports journalism, Flames expectations, comparing Justin Schultz to PK Subban and more in this weeks Roundup

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A Nail Yakupov for Johnny Boychuk trade could solve problems for both Bruins and Oilers, Boston hockey insider says

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-08-29

This just in from Comcast SportsNet’s NHL insider Joe Haggerty, who covers the Boston Bruins, speculation about a Nail Yakupov for Johnny Boychuk deal: “The intriguing part about Edmonton from Boston’s perspective: They have young forward talent, along with a desperate need for a shutdown defenseman such as Boychuk. Something along the lines of a Nail Yakupov-for-Johnny Boychuk trade could solve problems for both teams from a long-term perspective, but there’s no question the Black and Gold’s chances of winning a Cup this season would take a hit if No. 55 is dealt before, or in, this upcoming season. Boychuk will literally take a puck to the face to help the Bruins win a g

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Jujhar Khaira riding wave of huge young pivots set to enter Edmonton Oilers’ pro ranks this fall

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-08-29

2014 Edmonton Oilers prospects: #5 Jujhar Khaira For all the prospects sprinkled through an NHL organization such as Edmonton Oilers, the transition into the North American professional game — be it from junior, college, or Europe — is a key season along the development path. When a cluster of players turn pro together, it can be a key season for the entire organization. In 2013 it was a group of plus-sized defence prospects that hit the pro ranks simultanenously, as Oscar Klefbom, David Musil and Martin Gernat all beefed up the OKC Barons blue. By season’s end Klefbom was in the NHL while Musil and Gernat had established themselves with decent debut seasons. The crystal ba

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NHL Advanced Stats: Why I trust Corsi over Neilson Numbers

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-08-29

It’s hard to keep track of all the critics of what has emerged as mainstream analytic thinking in hockey – the school that emphasizes shot metrics like Corsi and Fenwick and contextual statistics like zonestarts and quality of competition. One of the most consistently critical voices belongs to my friend and colleague David Staples, who doesn’t believe that Corsi provides an accurate picture of individual players. A couple of weeks ago he wrote a long explanation of his position, an excerpt of which runs as follows: If folks regularly start to say, “Hall and his teammates had a Corsi of 44%,” then there’s no issue. But if you shorten it to just “Hall’s Corsi was 44%” it bec

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Justin Schultz says he’s close to signing with Edmonton Oilers, reports Kelowna hockey insider

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2014-08-29

This just in from Regan Bartel, long-time play-by-play man of the Kelowna Rockets, news that Justin Schultz is ready to sign with the Edmonton Oilers. My take? Bartel is a solid source here. Of course, this is what fans of the Edmonton Oilers have been expecting for some time, that Schultz and the Oilers would reach agreement. No doubt the deal will be for one or two years, which should work for Schultz, as he’s fu

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JUSTIN SCHULTZ: GETTING THE INK DONE

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2014-08-29

There’s been plenty of debate in recent weeks about how much the Edmonton Oilers should pay RFA defenseman Justin Schultz on a bridge deal. That isn’t likely to end when the ink is done.

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John MacKinnon: Katz finds perfect pitchman for Edmonton Arena District: Himself

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2014-08-29

EDMONTON — With Rogers Place, the Oilers’ under-construction new home, framed by what soon will be a mixed-use development, Daryl Katz found the perfect salesman to champion the emerging brick-and-mortar of the Edmonton Arena District — himself. For 75 minutes on Thursday, from a 17th-floor board room affording a panoramic view of the district, the Oilers owner was by turns passionate, witty, charming and in total command of the file as he briefed six journalists about his vision.

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