Following on the success of two other dormant series Chemmy and I have decided that in order to fill the gap in NHL news that we'll take a look at each of the current Leafs, possible Leafs on the Marlies, and prospects. We'll recap their performance last year, what we can expect from them, and how they can win our hearts (hint: signing the contract was a good first step...unless your name is Bryan McCabe). We have no idea how long of a series this will end up being or how consistent it will be but with two of us expect it to only be half as half-assed and twice as timely.
Ian White is so useless that this is the best clip I could find of him on YouTube. I hate him so much his name might as well be Bryan McCabe.
Contract Status (according to NHL Numbers)
$850K salary, $850K cap hit, RFA July 1, 2010
Age (as of October 1, 2008)
24 June 4, 1984
The puck bunnies have failed us. No idea who he is dating although he seems pretty pleased with himself most of the time so maybe he carries a mirror around.
Former Leaf he'd have to play like in order to be christened a deity
Any Leaf that actually looked like they belonged in the NHL or didn't panic and throw the puck away at the first sign of impending contact. Oh, or someone that could make a freaking backhanded clearance.
Biggest Question Marks
Does he even make the squad? Aside from being young, White does not exactly fare well against the rest of the depth chart. Kubina, Kaberle, and Finger have the top three spots on lockdown. A healthy Carlo (I know, I know) moves White into the third pairing but there waits Anton Stralman who almost certainly will make the team, Staffan Kronwall who is better than him, Josef Boumedienne who, while old has to be better than him, and Luke Schenn who will have every chance to make the big club. Enjoy the Ricoh buddy!