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Schultz' rights

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If you've been living under a rock or don't pay much attention to the little details of the on-goings of the NHL's off-season and don't already know the Justin Schultz case, you can read up on it here, here, here, here and here.

Here's where I would normally go off about how great he is, post a picture of some new-fangled statistics and praise every aspect that's even remotely good -- but I won't bore you with that.

The point of this post is to get your input. The Ducks can negotiate a contract with Schultz until June 22nd, after that he's a UFA. Everyone is saying he won't sign with the Ducks (because he won't) and that he's already picked which team he wants to sign with (apparently it's Toronto... Ew). The point being, do you think Murray should trade for his rights to get a head start on the competition in terms of negotiating with this young defenceman? It could pay off. Ottawa has plenty to offer including a young core moving forward, a competitive group and a lot of minutes and responsibility. On top of that, Ottawa isn't exactly a city to attract "big-name" free agensts such as Schultz, so that week or two of one-on-one negotiating could really, really help. It could also backfire in that we trade for his rights and he walks and signs with another team (if he signed with Toronto, let's just say that would sting).

Well, what's your input?

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