Buzz: Justin Schultz Isn’t Gonna Be A Ranger

Update: Schultz signs with Edmonton

Original Post: Bob McKenzie tweets Justin Schultz is not going to pick the Rangers and are now out the running for his services.

Darren Dreger confirms and Larry Brooks tweets the Rangers have been alerted they are out.

Buzz: Conflicting Justin Schultz Reports

Steve Zipay tweets that he hears the Rangers could be the team that Justin Schultz picks this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Andy Strickland, who last year was the first to report that Brad Richards had picked the Rangers and that Artem Anisimov had signed a new contract, tweets that Ottawa and Edmonton are the final two teams for Schultz.

Strickland notes that a third team is also in the mix

BUZZ: Justin Schultz To Make A Decision Tomorrow

Bob McKenzie of TSN tweets that free-agent defenseman Justin Schultz will make a decision sometime tomorrow where he’s signing on July 1.

The New York Rangers are believed to be on the short list of teams Schultz is interested in playing for that include Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Minnesota. New York made their presentation to Schultz’s camp yesterday in Toronto.

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Buzz: John Tortorella and Ryan McDonagh Were In The Justin Schultz Meeting

According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, John Tortorella was part of the Rangers contingent that was giving their pitch to Justin Schultz yesterday.

Tortorella reportedly stressed the Rangers penchant for putting young players into prominent roles right out of college.

McDonagh was a teammate of Schultz’s for one season at Wisconsin.


Adam Rotter: The Rangers sent their best team to recruit Schultz and maybe it was enough to sway him. All reports seem to indicate that he wants to play in Canada, but the Rangers present such an interesting opportunity for him, to be with two former teammates, one in McDonagh who was in the same situation, and play a big role on a cup contending team. It isn’t home, like Vancouver is, but it’s a big opportunity for him.

Buzz: The Rangers Are On Justin Schultz’s Short List [Update]

4:12PM:  About an hour ago, Mark Spector tweeted that the Rangers were making their pitch to Justin Schultz.

Larry Brooks just tweeted that the Rangers have finished making their pitch.

11:17AM: Larry Brooks tweets “NYR apparently only US team invited to make presentation to Schultz. Badger connection, Tortorella willingness to give ice to kids, pluses”

11AM: Bob McKenzie confirms that the Rangers are on the list.

10:59AM: LeBrun tweets that Ottawa and Toronto are both on the list as well.

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