Ryan White's upside
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02-19-2012, 08:16 AM
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I love Ryan White. Hs a great character guy who will everything he can to play in the NHL and be a useful player. The comparison with Mike Keane is accurate IMO as well as a Darcy Tucker type player. Doubt he ever scores 30 goals but I do think he has scoring upside of 15 goals, maybe a career year of 20+ goals if he hits full stride.
White does have to be careful. Players who are smaller and as physical as he is can wear down and loose their effectiveness and fall into long slumps where it looks like they don't care anymore but in fact its their bodies breaking down. I can see this happening with him as time goes on and the NHL grind catches up.
White has a vicious wrister that we haven't had the opportunity to see much of at the NHL level. This may allow him to be a relevant offensive player with 15-10-25 type potential. If he can demonstrate some decent hands he may even be able to work himself into a net front presence on the power play.
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