Jeff Schultz interviews Jeff Schultz (Kudos to Corey Masisak)
Jeff Schultz Gets Three Points and Writes an Interesting Article
By Jeff Schultz "I just met me:"
Five years ago, Thrashers general manager Don Waddell was asked about his plans for the upcoming NHL draft. “I’m not sure who we’re taking,” he said, as he looked in my direction. “But I can guarantee you we will not draft Jeff Schultz.”I resisted the temptation to tell Waddell he should’ve drafted me. But I figured it was time for me to meet the Other Jeff Schultz. With Washington back in town, that came Thursday morning.
As far as I can tell, the OJS and I only have one thing in common. “I like to watch TV,” he said.
He’s 6-6. I’m 5-10. He’s 221 pounds and too thin. I’m not 221, but certainly not too thin.
He is 23. Hey, I used to be 23!
He was a first-round draft pick and has the contract to prove it.
I was a street free agent. Contract?
We both played street hockey as kids. But after middle school, I guess he had a better agent.
I’ve got one thing on him. I Googled “Jeff Schultz” and my blog site came up before his bio page. Hah!
Did the OJS ever want to be a writer?
Writing and reading weren’t my strong points in school. I was strictly sports. Writing is one thing I would never want to do.
What’s the last thing he wrote?
Probably in high school. No, I take that back. I actually gave a speech at the middle school that I graduated from three years ago. That was a struggle. I had to get help from my girlfriend and my mom.
I love movies. The OJS says he watches them sometimes. “I just watched Transformers 2,” he said. “That was pretty good.”
What about the classics?
What do you mean?
I actually never saw that.
Maybe Shawshank Redemption?
Yeah! I saw that a long time ago. That was a good one But I kinda forget what happens. (They escape.)
People ask me that all the time. I’m like, why? Why read a book when I can watch TV?
Pretty much. I play hockey, go home and watch TV. Not an interesting life I have.
Nice guy. Kinda ends there.