Monday, March 19, 2012

Oilers sign Bunz...Why now?

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltending prospect Tyler Bunz to a 3 year entry level deal. Congrats to him, he's a good guy and a good goaltender who has a shot at being an NHLer some day. I always wonder though why teams announce this right before the playoffs. I remember Brent Sutter being a little frustrated when one of his 2001 Red Deer Rebels signed his contact with a nice signing bonus just before the post season, and there was a subsequent down swing in said players game.

I think that contract negotiations should be stopped by March 1st until that players team is eliminated from his league's post season play.

I don't think Tyler Bunz will have a problem with having a sizeable chunk of change in his bank account, he's a pretty level headed kid, but others aren't so lucky.

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