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02-08-2013, 07:55 PM
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you know what? I'm disappointed we lost so %$#@-ily last night but I'm not upset at White. His role on the team is a physical enforcer type. I know we all loved it when he stood up for PK and fought Boychuk two years ago. that's what White brings to the team, a bit of raw aggressivity and (usually) violent
, something we badly needed in the Gainey/Gauthier years.
he goofed up, like young players do. it cost us, but he's learning to play his role too. no worse than a young defenseman giving up a breakaway to a shifty forward on the power play.
call me crazy, I'd have a good talk with White but I would also slot him in against Toronto. he seems to get the message with all the genuine contrition he is showing anyways.
White is more of a pest than an enforcer imo. You want your enforcers to be able to command respect for fear of pugilism, White is more like Carcillo or Lapierre.
Well actually no let me correct myself, he is TRYING to play an enforcer role, but he isn't built for it.
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