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from Melissa Martin of the Winnipeg Free Press,
The off-season was a rough one, as the plunging salary cap choked the free agent market and left many battle-worn NHL journeymen hunting for work. A bunch of them still are.
While that was going on, White retreated to his family's off-season home in Kenora. He tucked offers from Europe into his back pocket and waited, if a little nervously.
"Getting closer to camp, it seemed like there was hardly anyone being signed," he said. "The cap going down threw a big monkey wrench into everyone's plans."
So now, for a veteran of five NHL teams and 503 regular-season games, a new plan: White will battle to make the cut. The Jets have 18 blue-liners in camp, with seven on one-way NHL contracts already and few spots up for grabs. There's also Zach Redmond, who appeared to solidly install himself with the big club before his horrific leg injury last season and talented youngsters Jacob Trouba and Julian Melchiori will push for their NHL chance.
A pro, though, can't get caught up worrying about all of that.
more inlcuding a few thoughts on his time with the Wings last season...
Ian White may be talking with his stick rep right about now.
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White saved a goal by blocking a shot with his face on Saturday. But he paid a price.
White will miss the upcoming four-game road trip due to a fractured cheekbone. General manager Ken Holland said he will be out 1-2 weeks.
“He’ll be able to play with it, once it heals reasonably well,’’ Holland said. “He’ll just need to wear some facial protection.’‘
The Red Wings will recall defenseman Brendan Smith from the Grand Rapids Griffins. He will serve the fifth and final game of his NHL suspension Tuesday in St. Louis. The club will then decide whether to keep him for the rest of the trip or send him back….
Holland said the team will place either White or forward Todd Bertuzzi on short-term injured reserve to make room for Smith.
“I’m probably the luckiest guy in the hockey world right now. Being a new guy coming in here, and a younger guy too, to be paired up with – more then likely – the best defenseman to ever play, it’s quite an honor.”
-Wings defenseman Ian White when learning he would be paired-up with Nick Lidstrom to start the exhibition season. More from Bill Roose of the Detroir Red Wings official site.
From Tom Gulitti at Fire & Ice:
Defenseman Colin White and right wing Trent Hunter cleared waivers at noon today without being claimed by another team.
The next step will be for the Devils to complete the buyouts of both players, which general manager Lou Lamoriello said Monday is the intention.
read on for salary info on each player
The buyout formula is two-thirds the remaining total monetary value on the contract spread over twice the remaining years on the deal.
I want to talk about concussions. I always want to talk about concussions, so I’ll do it early and get it out of the way.
We know head injuries are a danger, a thorny problem, a challenge and a conundrum for refs and trainers and GMs and players and medical researchers. Getting hit in the head is bad for you. It really is that simple. But I don’t want to talk about what concussions are, I want to talk about talking about them, and about the Sharks talking about them.
I don’t know which Sharks, except for Ian White, suffered concussions last season. There were several possibilities, lots of guys out with vaguely dubbed “upper body injuries.” Usually, no one tells us if they have a concussion.
Two years, $2.875 per year. The Malik Report has the details and will add to the post when more information is available.
via Nick Kypreos Twitter:
J Stoll get a 1 game suspension for his hit on #Sharks I White.
Here’s the video for anyone who still hasn’t seen it.
Updated 4:04pm ET: TSN—
Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll has been suspended one game by the NHL following a hit-from-behind incident on Thursday against the Sharks.
The punishment was assessed after Stoll had a telephone hearing with NHL senior vice-president Colin Campbell on Friday afternoon. [...]
To replace Stoll, the Kings have the option of recalling forward Brayden Schenn from the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.
TORONTO (April 15, 2011)—Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll has been suspended for one game for delivering a check from behind on San Jose Sharks defenseman Ian White in the opener of their Western Conference Quarterfinal last night, the National Hockey League announced today.
The incident occurred at 19:35 of the first period.
Stoll’s suspension will be served tomorrow night (April 16) when the Kings meet the Sharks in Game 2 of the series.
No penalty on this hit by Jarret Stoll on Ian White in tonight’s Sharks/Kings game.
Our weekly look at the performance of the Southeast Division’s top minor league affiliates from the week gone by kicks off this week with a thought on Calgary Flames GM Darryl Sutter trading his own son, Brett, to the Carolina Hurricanes (where he’ll report directly to AHL Charlotte, assuming he clears waivers).
I remarked on Twitter that, though I had found trouble a time or two in my younger days, my father had only threatened to ship me to another country – a reference to the younger Sutter’s recent run-in with the law, stemming from his alleged involvement in a bar fight in Scottsdale, Arizona. Several outlets have reported, however, that the trade – Sutter, a seldom-used forward, and defenseman Ian White to Carolina for d-man Anton Babchuk and grinding winger Tom Kostopoulos – was in the works long before the incident in question.
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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Defencemen such as White that can play top-four minutes are usually at a premium at the trading deadline – and by then, the Flames would have had a clearer idea if they are a playoff contender or an also-ran once again. As it is, they’ve shuffled off one of their few useful trading assets too soon, someone they might have been able to flip for a younger, blue-chip prospect if they’d showed the requisite amount of patience….
The Flames are about three bad weeks – and one challenging road trip – away from falling out of the playoff picture in the Western Conference.
If that happens and they are given the green light to start rebuilding in a proper way, then the trade of White Tuesday removes one valuable piece of the trading puzzle far too soon. It is one more example of the odd managing-by-the-seat-of-your pants style employed in Calgary, and probably a good reason for the mess the organization finds itself in at the moment.
RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Ian White and forward Brett Sutter from the Calgary Flames. In exchange for White and Sutter, the Hurricanes have traded defenseman Anton Babchuk and forward Tom Kostopoulos to the Flames.
Sorry for the bad quality of the video, but it is the only one I could find and it is time to hit the bed.
Watch it below and I will update the video tomorrow morning.
added 8:41am on 10/17/10, video has been updated.
“They felt very strongly the number had to have a three at the beginning and we felt very strongly it shouldn’t have a three. And the number—where we ended up—was within the range, that we did an internal analysis on, we felt the arbitrator could come down with.”
-Calgary Flames Assistant GM Jay Feaster on Ian Whte’s contract of $2,999,995. More on this from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun at Slam.
via NHLPA tweet,
Ian White settles with #Flames on 1-year $2,999,995M contract prior to arbitration hearing.
from Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald,
Barring a last-minute deal on the steps, Jay Feaster will mark his 48th birthday this morning in a downtown Toronto boardroom.
There, the Calgary Flames assistant general manager will argue why defenceman Ian White does not deserve the salary he thinks he deserves.
The conversation will no doubt get critical, with White listening to a laundry list of his negative points — perceived or otherwise.
“If you survey the 30 clubs today, there’s always concern about players having their feelings hurt,” says Feaster, a lawyer by trade. “But if you don’t want your feelings hurt, then let’s negotiate an agreement before this point.
“You really as a club start to understand the player has elected this. The players understand what this is about.”
from Vicki Hall of Flames Insider,
An arbitration hearing is scheduled for Friday, and all signs point to the proceedings actually going ahead as planned.
Assistant general manager Jay Feaster and senior vice-president Michael Holditch are already bound for Toronto. General manager Darryl Sutter is expected to join them on Thursday.
White is coming off a solid season in which he made $950,000 US. In 27 appearances with Calgary — after a Jan. 31 trade from Toronto — White collected 12 points, averaged 20:42 of ice time, and went plus-seven.
from Michael Langlois of Vintage Leaf Memories,
The continued emergence of Ian White as perhaps the best all-around Maple Leaf defenseman evokes memories of another “under-sized” defender who had a lengthy and successful NHL career.
I’m thinking of Pat Stapleton, the long-time Chicago Black Hawk who forged an excellent career as an NHL defenseman, despite his relative lack of size. At 5 foot 8 inches, Stapleton was considered ‘short’ in his era, just as White, at 5 foot 10, is so considered today.
continued and a fairly new blog, geared towards us old-school guys…
via Mike Knobler of the AJC,
(Ian)White called Kovalchuk “selfish” for going after him and taking a double-minor that could have hurt Atlanta. Kovalchuk said he was just finishing what White started.
White’s version: “I finished my check off. Clean hit. And then he took a run at me on the far blue [line]. So I followed him up the ice, I was saying something to him, and he stopped, and I wasn’t expecting that, obviously. I was protecting myself. That’s the ugly part of the game. He’ll get what’s coming to him.”
Kovalchuk: “Whatever he wants to say. The score on the board, we win. We get two points [in the standings]. We’ve got three games [left] against them, so if he’s got something he wants to say, I’m always ready to answer.”
Watch the fight below…