When Paul Maurice was the coach of the Leafs he praised Ian White non stop, and called him the most hardworking player.
His hardwork has really paid out this year with him being our best defenseman along with Luke Schenn. He's cheap and very useful, and a top 4 now. Wont go as far as calling him a top 2 defenseman, but he's our number 4 on the team.
leafs should keep him. but on the other hand since campoli got a first, i think white would be able to bring an earlier one back in a package deal like the ott nyi trade
i agree that the leafs should definitely keep him. If the Leafs end up trading any of kubina, kaberle and van ryn, then their D-corps would be considerably weaker.
The ott-nyi trade was sort of dumb on both parts and i think that both teams end up losers in the long run (maybe ott gets a little better than the islanders). The islanders gave away two of their best trading assets for a low first rounder and the sens gave away the first rounder which they should have kept. on top of that, they got a rental forward. murray's trying for the playoffs and is trying to save his ass
Unless a deal really jumps out at Burke, I don't think he should be moved, just like Stajan. He's versatile, hardworking, and great at both ends. Unless we can package him with someone else to get a 1st+, I don't think it's necessary to push the envelope.