Found June 17, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, • St. Louis Blues winger Chris Stewart should be sending general manager Doug Armstrong a gift basket and a nice bottle of wine for giving him $3 million in a new one-year deal after his disappointing 15 goals and 30 points, a pay cut of just $250,000. Stewart has way more ability than those meagre numbers. If Stewart gets $3 million for 30 points, there’s not a chance the Oilers’ restricted freeagent forward Sam Gagner should take a penny less after his 47 points. They’re the same age, 22. Gagner makes $2.275 million right now. • Do the Oilers have enough salesmanship in them to get Justin Schultz as a free agent, knowing they don’t have an ex-University of Wisconsin teammate like the New York Rangers (Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan) or Toronto Maple Leafs (Jake Gardiner) to entice him? They can sell top-four minutes for the Hobey Baker finalist and, being close to his home in Kelowna, B.C., but this is really going to be crunch time for the...
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