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Benching doesn't sit well with Wings d-man

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08:19 AM ET 02.28 | As the Detroit blue line gains healthy bodies, someone had to be the odd man out after Brendan Smith and Kyle Quincey returned Wednesday. That has left Ian White and Kent Huskins out in the cold, something that doesn't sit well with White, who isn't used to being a healthy scratch. "I am taken aback," White said after today's morning skate. "I didn't see this coming. I feel like I'm playing the same way I've played the last seven years. I work as hard as I can every night." ... White said that, from what coach Mike Babcock told him, he has to "focus on going back and getting pucks and making sure that I get them out the first try." White's strength are his puckhandling and passing more than his play in his own zone.

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February 28, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Another wannabe Orr.

You couldnt stick with TOR, and you wonder why DET would bench you?

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February 28, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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Detroit seems to be doing pretty alright, and the last man manager in hockey i'm going to question is Babcock. Shut your mouth and take it like a Komisarek.

And how many women managers are in hockey?

February 28, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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And how many women managers are in hockey?

Or transgendered?

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February 28, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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Laviolette sounds pretty feminine...

I would say it sound moisturizing now Boucher could easily be mistaken for a female hygiene product

February 28, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Because of all those injuries early on, the Wings have 9 capable defensemen on the roster. There is going to be a healthy scratch rotation when there's a surplus of healthy defensemen. White needs to keep his mouth shut and willingly take his turn if he wants to see the ice again.

February 28, 2013  09:09 AM ET

If Babcock tells you to step it up, step it up. Quit complaining.

February 28, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Detroit seems to be doing pretty alright, and the last man manager in hockey i'm going to question is Babcock. Shut your mouth and take it like a Komisarek.

Unlike Komi I think Ian runs out of money to count by the third period.

February 28, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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If Babcock tells you to step it up, step it up. Quit complaining.

That would have been my assessment too, Pens, shut it and put your nose to the grindstone!

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February 28, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Laviolette sounds pretty feminine...

Again, can't argue with the expert on these topics.

February 28, 2013  09:49 AM ET

He said he's been playing that way for the last 7 years. And there we have the problem.

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February 28, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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I have no issue with being an expert in women.

Or effeminate wannabe women?

February 28, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I have no issue with being an expert in women.

Tho I suspect those named Lola throw you for a loop.

February 28, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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Tho I suspect those named Lola throw you for a loop.

Only if he met her in a club down in old Soho.

February 28, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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I have no issue with being an expert in women.

Aren't you a party of one:)

 
February 28, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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Aren't you a party of one:)

If he's claiming to be a expect on women he's a liar. :-)

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