Justin Schultz

What we learned this past week in the NHL

What we learned this past week in the NHL

What we learned from the past week in the NHL:

• Could 20 NHL teams be wrong?

At least that many teams reportedly pursued defenseman Justin Schultz when he became a free agent in 2012 after refusing to sign with the Ducks, who had drafted him 43rd in 2008. The Edmonton Oilers got him. Then-general manager Craig MacTavish later said Schultz “has Norris Trophy potential, and I don't think there are too many people who disagree with me in that regard.”

MacTavish is now a former general manager and Schultz, who never developed a solid defensive game or learned to make quick, smart decisions, is a former Oiler. He was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins last...

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