Please just get White Tambo. He'd be a perfect addition
I can't see them paying White his 3M salary, which means they'd have to try and sign him after he gets bought out. And that would really surprise me too, because that basically guarantees that Petry doesn't make the team.
I wouldn't be totally against signing White as he could add to our defensive depth and make the Oilers tougher to play against, but adding Hunter would just be a complete waste of time. Hunter is more suitable to a top 6 role and to be honest I don't even see him being all that effective at that anymore. Adding him to the lineup would just take away ice time from one of our young guys who could use the playing time to develop into full time NHLers.
He's going to be lucky to sign anywhere. McCabe, Hannan, Staios, Campoli to name a few are still looking for work.
Originally Posted by Soli
White is steadier than any of those defensemen in his own zone.
bah...let's just go with what we have right now. we already have sort of a reclamation project on D in Cam Barker, plus we traded for D Andy Sutton. and really exactly WHERE is Trent Hunter going to play? *if* Nugent-Hopkins makes the team, then you have Smyth-Horc-Hemsky, Hall-RNH-Eberle, Magnus-Gagner-Omark, also Eager-Belanger-Jones. Brule and Hordichuk extra. there's also a chance that Alex Plante or Curtis Hamilton or another kid could make the team, so i don't see Hunter or any of the above d-men being any better than any of these guys at this point in their careers. i would pass on all of these guys.
Well White is an UFA at the end of this year, I would probably roll the dice on him, he's a year or two younger than I thought he was and he'll be 34 in December. I guess it just depends on what we plan for our D, if we are looking to move a D, or get Chorney or Petry NHL minutes this year. IMO we have to start breaking in some of these rookie D before we become a good team and they cost us games in the standings when it'll actually matter.