Defenseman Justin Schultz signed with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, four years after the Anaheim Ducks drafted him No. 43 overall. They lost his rights this summer when he left the University of Wisconsin, using the CBA to become an unrestricted free agent. Needless to say, Ducks GM Bob Murray feels a bit sore about the whole thing.
"We received no phone call from Justin Schultz. I'm more confused more than ever. I read everything of course. I've moved on. I'm confused because, if he had it in his mind that he wanted to play in Canada, then okay. I get that. I'm a Canadian too. But Eric Lindros when he didn't want to play in Quebec, he went to his team that drafted him and said 'No, I'm not going to play there.' He allowed that team to make a move to get something for him. He told us numerous times he wanted to play with us. He needed to just tell us the truth."
While we agree in principle with Murray — he said Schultz hadn't called him yet, even after signing with Edmonton — this is an interesting bit of revisionist history.Read More »from Ducks GM feels betrayed by Justin Schultz, says Eric Lindros handled things better