Thread: Confirmed with Link: Ryan White inks one-year (1-way deal)
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07-13-2011, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
well put...

i'd be very interested to hear the conversation btw PG and JM about White and his projected role for the team going into this year.

I hope the "vote of confidence" is shared by the coach, and that he gives him a little more of an opportunity to play a bit more consistently... in the ~10-13min/game range as opposed to the 8-9min he was getting this past season.

White strikes me as a player who could develop into a Claude Lemieux clone... not skilled/consistent enough to be a top-6 fixture, but a perfect mix of skill/intensity to play a strong bottom-6 role and the type of guy who elevates his game when the pressure is on... his production, as a pro (granted at the AHL level) reflects that, as does his "in-your-face" style in the NHL.

definitely think/hope he's a guy that will exceed most people's expectations.
786 pts in 1215 games isn't bottom 6 numbers. Claude Lemieux was a top6 player.. Plus he had 9 seasons of 20 or more goals.

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