At the end of March, Bob McKenzie was talking about possible destinations for UFA to be Justin Schultz. He mentioned the Oilers. No big deal in and of itself, but something to consider. A good arrow.
Should Edmonton win the day and sign Schultz there will be much joy in our town, combined with a sense that we are the chosen ones, or smarter than the average bear, or something other worldly.
Fact is, it’ll be luck and timing and reasons that are personal and known only to the young man in question. The news worth repeating is that another member of the media has included Edmonton in the mix:
Leafs have his former tandem partner in Jake Gardiner, Vancouver has English Bay and a chance for Stanley. Edmonton? 25 minutes a night baby, and all the air you can suck in during your (brief) time on the bench.