Jesse Spector at the Blueshirts Blog has this quote from John Tortorella on Todd White's lack of playing time...
“I don’t want him to lose confidence because he’s not getting the minutes,” Tortorella said. “He’s a veteran enough player and a mature enough player to see that the other three lines are playing pretty well. So that’s where we’re at. That could change, as we go through, if some guys start struggling, and I have the luxury of a guy that can play defense and also contribute offensively. He understands that now, and the biggest thing I want him to work through is not to lose his confidence because of this role that he’s in right now.”
...i'm sure White knew the deal coming in. He should be thrilled he's even on an NHL team right now. I'm not worried about his confidence b/c he'll be back in the press box once players start to return from injury.
Torts also talks about the maturation of Brandon Dubinsky...
“You see the situations I’ve put him in,” Tortorella said. “He’s maturing, he’s handled himself very well this year. Very well.”
...big difference in Torts assessment of Dubi this year than last.
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