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“It’s especially frustrating, seeing as how when on December  … he sat with me in the first period in Chicago. During the first intermission we discussed the rest of his [college] career and him playing for us as soon as he was done because at that point in time, Wisconsin was not very good and we were not very good.
“So it would have been a great chance for him to play 10, 15 games for us and get a jump start on his rookie season. He said to me, ‘Mr. Murray, I can’t wait.’”
-Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray on soon to be UFA Jeff Schultz. More from Murray by Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog.
from Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington,
Capitals defenseman Jeff Schultz sees the writing on the wall. Now he’s just waiting for the phone call informing him he’s been traded or sent to the AHL Hershey Bears.
Schultz will be a healthy scratch for the 12th time in 14 games tonight. That, and Tuesday’s callup of Bears defenseman Tomas Kundratek, has him wondering how long he’ll remain a Capital.
“It’s very discouraging,” Schultz said Wednesday. “Maybe the team needs a spark from a guy getting called up. Maybe he’ll bring something new to the team that will help us be successful.”
And maybe the Capitals have come to the conclusion that at age 25 Schultz no longer fits into their immediate future, despite the fact he is in the second year of a four-year, $11 million contract.
Schultz said he has not asked the Capitals for a trade but wants to play somewhere and is leaving those discussions to his agent.
via Katie Carerra tweet,
Per Boudreau, Jeff Schultz has a fractured thumb and will miss 4 to 6 weeks
Of all five Southeast Division clubs, the Washington Capitals of 2010-11 will look the most like themselves from a year ago, having added only a spattering of depth to the lineup that captured the President’s Trophy last season. Alas, as the reigning division champ and still the clear-cut class of the division, if it ain’t broke, well, you know… But a first-round playoff exit thanks to Jaroslav Halak and the Montreal Canadiens left an awful taste in the mouths of Bruce Boudreau’s squad, meaning improvements are in order this year for sure. (Or else?)
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In my second statistical peek at the Southeast Division, I’ve grouped defensemen with their new clubs and will focus, this time, on offensive production from the blueline.
(Next up, we’ll re-visit the d-men from a different angle, including blocked shots, TOI and other specifics with less of an offensive emphasis.)
Remember, just as I did with the forwards, this is simply a look back at last year’s individual player statistics, updated to reflect this summer’s off-season transactions. And, as I said in that first piece, a look to the recent past can often be a good indicator of what’s to come… But not always!!!
It should also be noted, especially since I didn’t mention it with the forwards package, that rookies and European transfers (many of whom could certainly make a major impact, theoretically) are not part of this forecast.
Recall as well that for this analysis, currently unsigned, unrestricted free agents are not included, while those still unsigned but restricted are (save for Tampa’s Paul Ranger, an RFA that I have excluded intentionally, as I have little reason to believe he will return).
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The Washington Capitals have avoided arbitration with defenceman Jeff Schultz, agreeing to a 4-year, $11 million contract.
Schultz, who played in 73 games with the club last season, scored 3 goals and added 20 assists. He also led the entire NHL in plus-minus with a plus-50 rating.
Jeff Schultz and Eric Fehr, who play for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, left frigid D.C. during the All-Star Break to come to sunny Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and play THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.
PGATOUR.COM: What did you think about the 17th hole? I hear you had a 10-foot birdie putt there.
SCHULTZ: It wasn’t as hard as I thought. But I guess if you’ve got a couple of stroke lead coming down the last day and everybody watching you, I can see why they call it one of the hardest holes in golf. It’s a tough green to read. I was able to par it. It was the highlight of my day.
PGATOUR.COM: What similarities do you see between golf and hockey?
FEHR: I think it’s kind of the swing—a slap shot and a golf shot. To me I putt like I’m playing hockey. I put my hand on the bottom of the putter.