12/18/17 | Kevin Shattenkirk said that Barry Trotz apologized after the Rangers played the Caps and Trotz said that his comments were portrayed in a different way than he intended. (NY Post)
12/8/17 | Kevin Shattenkirk spoke with the media on Thursday about the comments that Barry Trotz had made earlier in the day and said (NYR):
- On his usage and the trade to Wash, "it didn't work out, we didn't win but as far as my usage, I don't think I was used that way. We had a pretty good committee back there on D. We had a lot of guys sharing a lot of responsibilities and that was part of the reason why I was brought here to help with the load a little bit. That is my job to prove, that is what I am trying to do now and what I am working toward with New York."
- On his reaction to the comments from Trotz, "it doesn't sit well with you, it's nothing that you enjoy hearing. There is a lot of people who think that about me and I like to use that in my favor and use that as something to keep me boosted and prove them wrong."
- On the Rangers, "I love the direction we are heading in. It took a little while to fit into the team and how I can play my game but I feel very comfortable now."
- On his game, "I think I am working toward that. There is a lot more room for me to grow and I need to handle those top end matchups better and when I get those opportunities I need to make them count. McDonagh is a good example for me to watch and the way that he handles players like Ovechkin, Backstrom and Crosby. I'm not there yet but I think I can get there."
12/7/17 | 1:19PM: Caps coach Barry Trotz on how the Shattenkirk trade worked out for his team
Kevin Shattenkirk was traded by St. Louis to Washington right before the trade deadline last season.
Shattenkirk played 19 regular season and 13 playoff games with Washington and Capitals coach Barry Trotz said on Thursday that Shattenkirk "worked out OK." (Whyno)
Trotz said that Shattenkirk helped make the Caps PP dangerous but said "I think everybody thought of him as a 1-2, and he really wasn't. He was a little lower." (Whyno)