Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Devils buy out White, who moves on to San Jose
After being waived by the Devils and then bought out once he cleared waivers yesterday afternoon, it didn't take two-time Cup winner Colin White long to land on his feet. Today Whitey signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the San Jose Sharks, and the irony is twofold. First off, Shark fans can recycle their Ian White jerseys (Colin will wear his familiar #5 in San Jose), plus now you really can call him the Great White Shark. Despite the fact he's moved on, Devil fans won't have to wait long to see Whitey again, as the Sharks make a trip into the Prudential Center on October 21. Thankfully we're not seeing him any more than that - for rumors were the Penguins were also interested in him, among other teams.
I'll be cheering him on in his return from my new seats in section 120 this year, for I've decided to move on as well. Not from the Devils of course, but from my section in 208 - which is now a thing of the past for me. After mourning not being able to have tickets there anymore, and resisting the temptation to buy season tickets I've finally decided to get back in the game, with good seats right behind the Devils' net (for the first and third periods). At $22 per game, can't really argue with the price, since it's only $7 more than my extreme corner seats have been the first four years of being a season ticket holder in everything but name at the Rock.
Guess sometimes change can be good, whether we like it at the time or not. Here's to hoping a change benefits Whitey as well.