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06-26-2012, 09:32 PM
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If only White could keep up the production level he had during his stint with Hamilton with the Habs...in any case I'm hoping his development takes a leap forward cause I think he could be/is an integral part of the team. Now to lock up Staubitz and Moen for a forth line that nobody will F with.

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06-26-2012, 10:11 PM
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Some of you need to realize the guy is still a prospect. It's 2 early to categorize him as only a fourth line player. He looks like it right now because he has an edge on his game but he is still developing.

Last year he didn't play enough to do anything and he lost 1 year of developpement. So he is basically only at his second season in the nhl.

I remember having some really good game with Desharnais two years ago where he even looked good offensively.

I think from that point of view he really could become a great third line winger and if he progress really really well second line isn't out of his reach. 3 more years and we'll really know where he's at.

It's sad but it takes time developping players and White is in the crunch of that time.

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06-26-2012, 10:27 PM
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You're gonna get shat on by some White fans but I agree with you.
How do people proclaim someone to be something after 62 games in the NHL?

If White becomes an improved 2 way guy I see no reason why he couldn't be a 3rd line contributor who can give you PK time as well. I'd be surprised if he was just a 4th liner to be honest.

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06-26-2012, 10:42 PM
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How do people proclaim someone to be something after 62 games in the NHL?

If White becomes an improved 2 way guy I see no reason why he couldn't be a 3rd line contributor who can give you PK time as well. I'd be surprised if he was just a 4th liner to be honest.
I'm pretty sure the guy I was replying to meant that White is a 4th line grinder at the moment. He might become a 3rd liner in 1 or 2 years.

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06-26-2012, 10:53 PM
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06-26-2012, 11:41 PM
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Pretty sure he was spotted working on his skating already this summer.
Years ago I heard the same thing about Latenesse, who still showed up with below average speed.

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06-27-2012, 12:35 AM
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i think we could of had him for 687,000

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06-27-2012, 01:25 AM
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Years ago I heard the same thing about Latenesse, who still showed up with below average speed.
But latendresse is fat. Are you new here? Didn't you see the thread?

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06-27-2012, 02:30 AM
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Great to see White signed.

I always like to see hard working, feisty players earn the security of a one-way deal.

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06-27-2012, 03:59 AM
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Years ago I heard the same thing about Latenesse, who still showed up with below average speed.
didn't tender somehow manage to beat out the whole team skating end to end? i'm not playing devil's advocate, i just can't believe it.

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06-27-2012, 03:59 AM
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love white, hope he stays healthy and carves out a permanent spot on the bottom 2 lines

he is capable of reaching 3rd line duties much like a moen.. Whitey has skills.
His detractors will eat crow...

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06-27-2012, 05:23 AM
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I've always liked him but we need our 3rd and 4th line to put up some points, and he hasn't done that up until now. This is the year he has to start producing, or else he'll end up being the 13th forward in a few.

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06-27-2012, 05:56 AM
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Would a QO not be a 2 way deal?

No, last year he was signed to a one way.

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Nice signing! Big fan of White and what he brings to the 4th line. Hopefully he can stay healthy next season.

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06-27-2012, 08:32 AM
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Years ago I heard the same thing about Latenesse, who still showed up with below average speed.
White has already improved his speed substantially.

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06-27-2012, 08:48 AM
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I know it's been said before, but White has had his development slowed down by injuries and so he has only played 63 NHL games over the last 3 seasons. He hasn't really had the chance to show what he's capable of, but he has some pretty decent offensive numbers in the AHL and WHL.

I don't think it's crazy to think he could score 20-30 points in a season in the NHL, which is good enough for a third liner. So support my point, if you want to dumb it down to stats purely, the 181st best forward in the NHL (90 1st liners + 90 second liners = 180 first players are excluded) had 32 points, and the 270th player (so, statistically the worst 3rd liner) had 17 points.

His game needs some polishing, but again, having only 63 games played over 3 seasons will do that. Hopefully he stays healthy, because he has all the tools to be a serviceable player.

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