Could Ian White Win An NHL Award?

If there is one story worth telling as it pertains to this years edition of the Toronto Maple Leafs, its the rise of Ian White. White, who was not good enough to start for a LONG time at the start of the season persevered and put together a very nice season for himself. That hard work and dedication has been recognized and rewarded by the Toronto chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association as White has been nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy. The honor is a result of the recognition of White’s “perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication.”

This is great for the Mustache sporting porn star who plays for the Maple Leafs. From all account he has worked his behind off to remain with the team and become a steady contributor to the blueline. Is White a top 2 defencemen? No, he is not. What he is, is a reliable top 6 defenseman who won’t really embarrass his teammates or make too many boneheaded errors. I certainly can’t think of a guy on the roster who deserves this honor more the White. Congrats and good job!.

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Curtis Tudor
March 30, 2009 11:53 pm

Well deserved, he was in a very tough position at the beginning of the year and persevered in a keeper for Burke and Wilson.

March 31, 2009 7:22 am

Good stuff, very well deserved, White has provided everything a coach and fan could ask for in perseverance and work ethic, good example for the other young guys on the team.

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yerry take
March 31, 2009 8:40 am

no chance he gets it tho. that spot is reserved for zednik

March 31, 2009 5:52 pm

Don’t know what his chances are but…he deserves kudos for what he’s accomplished and for being considered for the award. I have to admit, I was a big supporter of White going back to his Team Canada Jr Tourney performance…..but was starting to question his ability to take it to the next level and be a steady top 6….Nice to see…we need to build this team with more guys that have his heart/commitment.

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