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Last week, Drew Remenda asked Todd McLellan some questions for Sports Night. The Sharks’ coach talked about the team’s offseason moves, last season, and his expectations for this season.
TM on acquiring Burns:
We really liked the opportunity, we jumped at it. He’s not only a short term fix for our team, given the fact that he can stay healthy, we believe that he can be a long term fix as well.
McLellan also detailed all the other nice things that are so evident about Burns: temperament, age, talent and size. The team was happy to get him. Burns is already making it clear why Wild fans were so attached to him. Fear the Fin did a nice piece on that. Yes, Coach, we like him too.
The weather forecast last night went something like this: “No change in sight, lows in the 50s tonight, clear tomorrow with a high of 78.” That’s kind of how I feel about the Sharks roster right now: no worries. I’m a fairly easy sell, but I think in this case I’m not being unreasonable. For what it’s worth, Brodie Brazil is running a poll on FaceBook to see what FB fans think. So far, team “improved” is winning.
In a Twitter discussion yesterday that I can’t believe I horned in on, a certain magazine writer insisted that last season’s Sharks were better than the current roster, that if they had just kept the same group, they would have done better this year. He didn’t specifically say we need Wallin and Huskins back, just said last season the team was better.
While the extension of Brent Burns’s contract made a nice little splash in Shark Territory, it didn’t send out a lot of ripples, unless one considers Nashville’s paltry offer to Weber a ripple. I don’t.
We’re back to waiting, waiting, waiting for training camp to start. It seems like training camp is always more fun when some UFA gets a last minute invite. Is there a need for one? The Sharks cupboard seems pretty well stocked at the moment, aside from that ellusive 3rd liner. It won’t be Zherdev. He’s gone back to the KHL.
Ooh look, I knew if I waited a tiny bit longer, the Sharks would say something. They’re so shy. You have to be patient with them:
David Pollak: “MORE THAN A RUMOR: San Jose definitely interested in adding D Colin White now that Devils have bought out his contract.”
There’s a wee bit more on that at Pollak’s blog.
via Tom Gulitti tweet,
Hearing Devils have placed Trent Hunter and Colin White on waivers. Would be prelude to buying them out.
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
If the vision in Devils defenseman Colin White’s damaged right eye somehow miraculously returned to normal, he says he would not wear a protective visor.
“If I had my eyesight, I wouldn’t be wearing one,” White said this morning after participating in an informal skate at the team’s practice facility at Prudential Center.
When White reports with the other Devils’ veterans for training camp physicals next Friday, it will mark the one-year anniversary of his injury. During a training camp practice on Sept. 19, 2007, he was struck in the right eye by a deflected shot off the stick of Nicklas Bergfors.
Although White’s vision in his right eye improved marginally at first, he says it hasn’t gotten any better since the end of last season and doctors have told him, “This is going to be it.”
from the NY Post,
It has been two months and Colin White’s blurry vision may not improve much more. He’s considering playing against the Penguins here tonight, but even if he doesn’t, the time is near. He needs to know, and so do the Devils….
If White, making $3 million, isn’t able to resume his career, the Devils will have to replace him or endure a season of struggling. Sources say the Devils have already looked around, just in case.
One glaring possibility would be Phoenix’s Ed Jovanovski, who used his no-trade clause to turn down a trade to the Islanders this summer. Jovanovski is struggling with the struggling Coyotes, although Newark might hold little more appeal than Nassau.
from the NY Post,
Colin White’s vision is still blurry, nearly a month after a self-deflected puck hit his right eye. The Devils defenseman told The Post yesterday he’s not even thinking about playing hockey yet. He’s concentrating on getting his vision back, still uncertain whether surgery may be required.
“Every week I’m being checked out. It’s just going to be a slow process. We’re taking our time with it to make sure everything’s right,” White said yesterday from New Jersey.