uh yeah he did

by Some_Arrogant_Jerk

 

you are avoiding the obvious parallels. They both had their "legal" reasons to jump ship to another team, they both made a decision days media circus about it, and they both left their teams in the wake just to get what they want(albeit one on a much smaller scale). One is considered deplorable, and the other apparently isnt.

And you know, maybe he didnt owe Anaheim anything, technically. The term owe implies that compensation is compulsory. However, Anaheim still deserved better. Their hands were tied throughout the whole debocle(unlike Schultz'), where if a heads up had been given, the team would have surely orchestrated a trade with no hard feelings rather than lose a talent for zilch. An example could be with the flames moving Tim Erixon, who also wanted out to go to another organization.

And yes Schultz was raw. At the time he was drafted, he was in year 2 out of 3 he played in the BCHL. He was picked ahead of guys that put up similar numbers in more competitive leagues(like Colby Robak), which means that he was very raw, maybe at the time even a project, and thats apart of the risk that teams take to draft these kids. All that sort of makes this worse.


One last thing. Maybe I took something out of context, but I cant help but feel a little miffed by your definition of a 'nice story', as if simply doing the right thing is worth commendation. It shouldnt be a 'nice story' for somebody to perform human courtesy. It would be like rewarding somebody for flushing the potty instead of leaving their floating dookie for everybody to see. Being content with low standards only serves to lower expectations, and inturn results, even further.

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Posted on Jul 5, 2012, 5:40 PM

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