Probably a good thing. For all his work ethic and the coach's love, White and Pyatt ultimately are still 4th-liners/AHLers. It's better if they get bumped off the roster by real NHLers (by which I mean 'not Laraque').
This may mean Pouliot can play (let's hope he is a real NHLer too). This also probably means Sergei can still play too, and it's a good thing. He's shown he can play the PK effectively, and that was the one thing White did really well.
This also restores a bit of hope in the coaching. The over-lionization of White was seriously getting on my nerves. I get that he's got a great work ethic, but there are other players who will help the team more. This at least means that that's recognized.
Is there some sort of sequence going on here?
I agree though.
White knows he can play in the NHL. He needs to improve his scoring abilities. He's had chances, he needs to take advantage more. Only time and experience can help this now. He's got a future in the NHL imo.
i think its going to be a battle between lapierre and pyatt for the 4t line center spot and if lapierre doesnt wake up he might be the next out since pyatt has been great.
as for white id take him over laraque and dagostini forsure because he plays his role prefectly. but with all the defencmens back 1 forward spot will be for bergron wwho playyed great last night as a forward hitting everything and making some smart plays so theres no room for white for now