On the eve of Free Agency officially beginning in the NHL, the LA Kings have added a little bit of depth to their blueline. Last summer, with Rob Scuderi about to depart to another team and Willie Mitchell’s future very much in doubt, Kings GM Dean Lombardi moved quickly to sign Jeff Schultz, who had [...]
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Early Monday Morning, defenseman Jeff Schultz received his 2013-14 Player Evaluation from MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge (who covered the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs for us this season). Several hours later – not that there’s really much of a correlation between the two events taking place on the same day – Dean Lombardi’s summer 2013 [...]
As noted in a MayorsManor article over the weekend, after playing for the Manchester Monarchs this season, Jeff Schultz will step into the Kings line-up for the first time tonight, replacing injured Robin Regehr. After the team’s morning skate in Anaheim, here’s what he shared with the gathered media…
Fair to say you’ve worked all season [...]
Part one of our 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs player evaluations went up last hour, beginning with a look at the forwards. Now, correspondent Andy Tonge – who covered the team all season for MayorsManor – turns his attention to the defensive side of things. Keep in mind; the evaluations below are based upon each player’s season [...]
Although the Kings are riding a five-game winning streak in the post-season, the last couple of victories have been costly ones for coach Darryl Sutter. Long known as one of the better defensive teams in the NHL, Los Angeles lost Willie Mitchell in Game 6 of the opening round vs. San Jose and then lost [...]
In advance of the Kings-Ducks game in Anaheim tonight, we spent a few minutes with defenseman Jeff Schultz for his first interview since arriving back in Los Angeles.
Since signing with LA as an Unrestricted Free Agent last summer, he’s played 41 games from their AHL affiliate in Manchester. Known primarily as a stay-at-home guy, Schultz [...]
Building on this article, where we predicted who will be part of the Kings opening night roster, which defenseman do you think will be cut?
There’s only room for three of the following four players:
&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/7433640/”&amp;amp;amp;gt;Which defenenseman is being cut from the Kings roster?&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;
[UPDATE: Schultz was officially put on waivers Sunday morning, thus the poll is [...]
Following about an hour of action on the ice Thursday, Kings coach Darryl Sutter had some praise for defenseman Keaton Ellerby, including saying this when asked about how the competition on the blue line is shaping up:
“Keaton’s had a great camp. Very, very good. And I think Jeff [Schultz] has been a guy that’s had [...]
Over the past few days we’ve checked in with Willie Mitchell, Alec Martinez and Andrew Bodnarchuk – three players trying to find their way into the Kings’ opening night line-up. It’s almost like a game of musical chairs though, as there are more defensemen in camp than spots available.
Among the many blueliners trying to get noticed is 6-foot-6 [...]
Earlier today we shared some comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi regarding ongoing contract negotiations with several of the team’s young players.
In addition to re-signing Keaton Ellerby to a one-year contract, Lombardi also added unrestricted free agent Jeff Schultz last Friday. Now, when you add in the qualifying offers he made to Alec Martinez and [...]