Jeff Schultz is seeking a new home in the NHL. The Washington Examiner reports that the defenseman has requested a trade from the Washington Capitals, according to his agent. The report from the Examiner states that Schultz is frustrated by a lack of playing time over the last couple seasons and by poor communication with Washington's coaching staff.
Jarrett Bousquet, the agent that represents Schultz, elaborated on the defenseman's situation.
"Jeff would love to be there. He loves his teammates and the Capitals have been good to him over the years when they drafted him. It's just that now it's to the point where playing in the National Hockey League takes precedence over not playing for [the Caps]. We feel for Jeff, if he's not going to be utilized in Washington, that there are other teams that can utilize his talents elsewhere."
This report isn't very surprising due to the blueliner's shrinking playing time. In fact, Schultz requested a trade prior to the 2013 trade deadl...