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Ducks Gameday: How About That Justin Schultz?

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Remember Justin Schultz? Let's check in on how Edmonton fans feel about him these days. Oilers @ Ducks.

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I've talked a lot about Justin Schultz, because I'm a pro-sour grapes kind of guy. Years ago (on an essentially defunct blog) I collected a bunch of tweets that Ducks fans sent out mentioning him, all of which weren't too flattering, which were later read on Edmonton radio airwaves as proof of how savage we all are here in the States.

Now that we've had time to distance ourselves from the situation, let's look at how Oilers fans feel about the golden boy who walked out on us and instead chose Edmonton, Team of the Future™ -- Here are some random recent tweets mentioning him, in no particular order...

I think you get the point.

Over two years ago when Schultz was making a big deal and positioning himself as the greatest up-and-coming defenseman of his time, rubbing lots of people the wrong way, I wrote this about the whole situation...

Ultimately, it's up to Schultz whether he's able to shake the "diva complex" reputation. If he's able to step on to NHL ice and immediately make an impact, his actions will be seen by many as justified by his talent. If he struggles, it will just reaffirm the reputation he built up this Summer.

Delicious schadenfreude aside, I think we know which way this was decided.

Gameday

Oilers (7 - 20) @ Ducks (18 - 11)

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014, 7:00 PM PST

Honda Center

Prediction

Oilers win 1-0 in overtime, Justin Schultz with the GWG.