Colin White gets waived (UPDATE: Signs with San Jose)
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08-03-2011, 05:58 PM
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This "veteran presence" is just ********. What's Colin White going to teach our young Dman? His successful experience was in pre-lockout rules where a slow footed dman could interfere and be successful.
The third pairing with a rookie and Eminger or MDZ is fine and infinitely more enjoyable to watch than an aging dinosaur get beat all shift long, ice the puck and take a holding penalty on the next shift.
The fact that he was the Devils best defenseman shows how pitiful they are, not how good Colin ****ing White is these days.
I love when people act like White isn't an NHLer. White on the third pair is far better than Eminger on the third pair. Eminger may be more practical for us, but don't sit here and act like he isn't better than Eminger and wouldn't be a better fit.
As far as a veteran presence, White's won cups, been through the wear and tear of a season. In any profession, just having a guy around that has been through the motions and understands the day to day makes the environment much more productive and successful assuming they can still perform. And to me it's just being biased towards a player that's worn the Devils jersey for so long to say he can't perform at an NHL level anymore.
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