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Schultz Signs Q.O.

I don't have many details at the moment, but defenseman Jeff Schultz has accepted his qualifying offer, I'm told. It's a one-year, two-way deal worth $715,000.

Still trying to figure out what all the confusion was about yesterday. Stay tuned.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  July 16, 2009; 11:12 AM ET
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To Hershey with ye.

Posted by: CDon | July 16, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

That's unfortunate.

Yeah, send him to Hershey.. or perhaps any of the other 29 organizations.

Posted by: Semvechkin | July 16, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

@ Semvechkin:

Well said! Completely agree.

Posted by: ShariLeigh131 | July 16, 2009 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Expected that. It's probably a fax machine that was out of paper or had the phone line unplugged or some other stupid stuff. (Yes, that really happens in my office. We're an IT shop and we unplug the fax line all the time to stick a modem on it for one reason and another.)

No big.

Re: those of you who want Schultz gone: @OnFrozenBlog RT @EmptyMaybe : if the coach is impressed with a player, and you aren't, you're wrong.

Posted by: kittypawz | July 16, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

what's his waiver status?

Posted by: bonzilla | July 16, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Yey! Two-way deal!!!

Posted by: jlivsics | July 16, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

wonder if it's similar to Fehrs, as his is a two way deal also , and waiver eligible

Posted by: sasha8 | July 16, 2009 11:40 AM | Report abuse

love the two-way deal

Posted by: _stevo | July 16, 2009 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Here is the updated cap. It now has a full 23-man roster and over $600K in space, fully counting Alzner's bonus.

Down at the bottom I list the "extra" players not counted in cap. I put Mo down there because I can't see him staying. I put Jurcina down there because he's unsigned. I put Collins and Bourque down there because I don't know if they can go to Hershey w/o waivers. Usually, players signing the QO after the entry-level contract require waivers - I think. And I don't think they want to just lose Bourque.

As for Schultz, he's a fair value at $682K as a #6/7 defenseman. I don't expect him as a 1-4 defenseman, as he's sure not being paid like it. I understand he has plenty of room to improve, but can't quite understand the amount of criticism. He's a better value at salary IMO than ShaMo.

Ovechkin 9.538
Nylander 4.875
Semin 4.600
Knuble 2.800
Clark 2.633
Backstrom 2.400
Laich 2.067
Morrison 1.500
Bradley 1.000
Fehr 0.772
Gordon 0.761
Flash 0.725
Steckel 0.725
Aucoin 0.500
S/T 14 Forwards 34.896
Green 5.250
Poti 3.500
Pothier 2.500
Alzner (w/bonus) 1.675
Erskine 1.275
Schultz 0.682
Sloan 0.640
S/T 7 Defensemen 15.522
Theodore 4.500
Varlamov 0.850
S/T 2 Goalies 5.350
Total 23 Players 55.768
Clymer (Buyout) 0.367
Total 23 Players + Clymer 56.135
Cap Space (Est) 56.800
Available 0.665
Extra Players
Morrisonn 1.975
Jurcina (Arbitration - Est) 1.250
Collins 0.625
Bourque 0.578
Extra Players - Sum 4.428

Posted by: tominfl1 | July 16, 2009 7:12 AM |

I am just moving this to the new thread for reference.

Posted by: richmondphil | July 16, 2009 11:20 AM |

Posted by: richmondphil | July 16, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

I don't know if I want Schultz gone, but I do want him in Hershey. Maybe he can still be good, but it seems like he needs seasoning. Don't necessarily agree with OnFrozenPond there, either. Coaches, GMs and scouts make poor player judgments, too. They might like Schultz, but it doesn't mean he's going to turn out.

Posted by: CDon | July 16, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

From Twitter: @cmasisak22Word is Schultz's fax made it to NHL Central Registry, but not to the Caps' office yesterday -- hence the confusion.

Posted by: kittypawz | July 16, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Excellent, we have everybody on board that the Team wanted (sorry to those who don't see value in Schultz as a d-man on the roster or at least an asset) we just wait to see what price Jurina can command

Posted by: boomer44 | July 16, 2009 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Do you keep an eye on what Washington is doing on the agents signing? They have signed Morrison, Gordon, Knuble...
Of course I do. So far I am happy, but I think GM George McPhee wil also try to sign a strong defenseman."

Q&A with Ovie. Could be talk, could be that a trade is still coming. better than letting too many NHL-guys collect dust in the AHL.

Posted by: richmondphil | July 16, 2009 11:49 AM | Report abuse

of course, Ovie does say sign. So maybe it is just him being a wishful thinker...

I don't see us signing anymore free agents.

Posted by: richmondphil | July 16, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse


are we allowed to make Corey Masisack references here? ;)

Posted by: richmondphil | July 16, 2009 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Schultz definitely made some blunders towards the end of the season but he did end up with a plus 13, which is second among our D. I'd like to think there's some hope...maybe Juice can show him how to use his body a little more. Juice certainly picked that up quickly in the play offs.

Posted by: jakopz | July 16, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Color me happy. This is a good big picture development.

Posted by: ouvan59 | July 16, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

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