Back in the olden days, Edmonton was a different place. Sure, the streets still had potholes and the summers were hot/winters cold, but when it came to the hockey club good players came from everywhere and in endless ways.
The Edmonton Oilers borrowed from their own past this weekend, adding a very useful piece to the puzzle without using a draft pick or a trade package. The club signed a prized entry level free agent in Justin Schultz by showing him the opportunity available to him. In this way, the signing is somewhat similar to the Charlie Huddy and Randy Gregg signings of ancient history: acquiring important parts without subtracting from the collective talent on the