by Patrick Hoffman on 08/02/10 at 02:41 PM ET
Rangerland woke up today as the team acquired 35-year-old center Todd White from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for forwards Patrick Rissmiller and Donald Brashear.
On paper, this looks like one heckuva steal, especially considering that the Thrashers decided to buy out the remainder of Brashear’s contract and put him on waivers. In White, the Blueshirts get a player who can produce and provide secondary scoring to a team that severely lacks in that department.
Last season, White missed some time due to injury but put up 26 points in 65 games. Prior to last season, however, White had 73 points (22 goals and 51 assists) in 82 games.
As such, this is a player, when healthy, that should be able to put up in upwards of 50 points and take some of the pressure off guys like Marian Gaborik and Vinny Prospal.
What do you folks think of the deal?
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