Yawn. I hope we try him in a defensive role at least to see if he can play both ways. If he can and we can go with a smaller roster, its a good thing. As a forward though, despite improvments in the year, he really isn't NHL calibre to my thinking.
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It'd be nice to get some clarification on this deal from someone. If it is that (two 2nds), then that's not too shabby for a salary dump.
It's hard to get confirmation until we can officially hear that Vancouver is conditionally giving the Sharks a 2nd for not signing White. It's possible that Pollak misunderstood the situation and confused Vancouver giving the pick with the league granting the compensatory pick. kdb already worked out in the ehrhoff trade thread that by all accounts White not signing will grant a compensatory pick, so the only question left is what to make of Pollak's claim about the Canucks giving one.
Anybody who thinks Staubitz is an enforcer is completely wrong. Staubitz is a middleweight/light heavy at best, he will never be an enforcer. I don't know how you guys keep getting the idea that he is an enforcer, but he isn't. He is more like Carcillo, Tootoo, Asham, etc.
Anyway, good signing on DW's part. Will be awesome to see him, Shelley, and Nichol as the 4th line if it happened.
what I find more interesting is that the 2nd the Canucks give for not signing White would seem to be separate from the compensatory 2nd that the league would award for not signing him.
So potentially the deal morphs into Ehrhoff/Lukowich for 2nd/2nd/Rahimi. That's not nearly as terrible a trade as White/Rahimi. (consider Luko a salary dump for Rahimi, then get 2 2nds for Ehrhoff)
That's if this report is true but I think they're confusing Vancouver's 2nd with the compensatory 2nd that they'll get. I don't think they'll get both. If they do, it improves the deal to an extent but not enough to justify it.