Friday, February 18, 2011

Sharks Acquire Much-Needed Blue Line Help

You wanted a legitimate blue line defenseman? Well, you got it. The Sharks acquired defenseman Ian White from the Carolina Hurricanes for a 2nd round draft pick today. The Sharks got the help they needed in the form of a wicked shot from the blue line.

Sure, it isn't the previously suggested Tomas Kaberle, who was dealt earlier today, or the young-gun Zach Bogosian that dreamer Sharks fans like myself were thinking of, but White fills the need.

FUN FACT (you're kidding me...) : This time last year, the Sharks picked up Nic Wallin for some defensive help from the Hurricanes, as well. Wallin wore #7 for the Canes. Today, White was picked up by the Sharks from the Hurricanes, and White also wore #7 for Carolina. What a small world.

The Sharks infatuation with the Hurricane's defensemen who wear #7 may have struck it rich here. White can play. His passing ability is what drew the Sharks to him, plus his shot from the blue line, something the Sharks have been missing since Rob Blake retired.

Finally a replacement, and finally some help for a run in the playoffs.

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