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Justin Schultz-Nick Schultz pairing could be the next Paul Coffey-Charlie Huddy combo

Justin Schultz, left, and Nick Schultz met in the Oilers dressing room Tuesday at Rexall Place....

Justin Schultz, left, and Nick Schultz met in the Oilers dressing room Tuesday at Rexall Place. (PERRY MAH/QMI Agency)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:36 AM ET

EDMONTON - Charlie Huddy. Meet Paul Coffey.

Is that what we watched Tuesday, when Nick Schultz left the ice from the first Edmonton Oilers on-ice session at Rexall Place in 277 days and returned to the dressing room, where Justin Schultz came over and sat down beside him?

There’s every expectation the play-by-play broadcasting nightmare of Schultz & Schultz as defensive partners is the way head coach Ralph Krueger is going to go start the season Jan. 19 at home against the Calgary Flames.

Schultz & Schultz? Actually, it shouldn’t be that tough. Justin will be the one with the puck.

Nick Schultz’s comparable is Huddy, the steady stay-at-home defenceman who was primarily partnered with Coffey in the Stanley Cup years.

While he hasn’t played his first NHL game yet, Justin Schultz arrived at the rink Tuesday with teammates Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall from Oklahoma City, bringing expectations that he could be a second coming of Coffey. Indeed, it was Coffey w


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