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Ryan White agrees to terms with Flyers

Aug 7, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they’ve signed Ryan White to a one-year, two-way contract.

Update: White’s contract is worth $575,000 at the NHL level, according to TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie.

White had six points and 50 penalty minutes with the Montreal Canadiens in 2013-14. He became an unrestricted free agent after the club decided against giving him a qualifying offer.

This will mark the first time that White has failed to secure a one-way deal since his entry-level contract expired. He’s spent parts of the last five seasons in the NHL and has 141 career games under his belt.

The 26-year-old will compete for a bottom-six forward spot during training camp. Philadelphia currently has just 11 forwards signed to one-way deals.

  1. bubblehead22 - Aug 7, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    I’m sure Claudia aka: “the best player in the world” will turn him into a star.. Maybe they can even cruise cops together?

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 7, 2014 at 7:25 PM

      Or they can run a train on your old lady instead.

      • killerpgh - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:18 PM

        The former Mrs. Hartnell?

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:41 PM

        The former Mrs. Crosby. Oh wait he’s into dudes, my bad homie.

      • killerpgh - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:51 PM

        Do you really want to go down that road? When has Crosby ever got taken to jail for some same sex ass slapping? I know the answer to that question if I was asked about Giroux.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

        He went down on some dudes in a rest stop outside of Pittsburgh ala Mcgreevy

      • handsofsweed - Aug 8, 2014 at 11:01 AM

        Look broadstreet, if you’re gonna sit in a rest stop with a few close friends and fantasize about Crosby blowing you, that’s okay, I guess. You probably shouldn’t tell anyone about it, though.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 8, 2014 at 12:03 PM

        Sounds like you’re sitting around fantasizing about Crosby blowing me, Mr sweet hands.

  2. phillyphanatic77 - Aug 7, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    Not a headline grabber but I do actually like the addition. With Adam Hall gone, bringing White aboard means that Scott Laughton doesn’t have to be forced into the 4th line center role. Plus White is young enough that there is a little upside for the kid to grow into a contributing bottom-6 checking role. Worst case he helps the Phantoms.

    • flyboystransport - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:02 PM

      With lecavlier being the 4th line center where are you putting him other than the phantoms?

      • phillyphanatic77 - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:24 PM

        Well, it’s obviously not out of the question that he’s either the 13th forward or on the Phantoms but if I was in charge I wouldn’t have Lecavalier as my 4th line center. Schenn hasn’t impressed me at all down the middle so I’d put him at wing and actually allow him some continuity at one position. One major positive about the Flyers forward group is there’s versatility across the board; some of the pieces don’t fit exactly right (#1- Vinny) but Berube has quite a few choices.
        I think I’d start the season with lines like this:

        1st: Raffl-G-Voracek (Raffl isn’t the finisher they need but he’s a solid two way winger with 15-20 goal potential and this combo worked well before)
        2nd/3rd: Schenn-Lecavalier-Simmonds (Vinny was impressive in this role over the first 22 games of the season before he hurt his back when he had 9 goals, and they need to stop flip-flopping he and Schenn; not ideal diversity but it can work)
        3rd/2nd: Umberger-Coots-Read (RJ has the two-way ability to make this one of the top shutdown lines in the NHL, with some offensive pop)
        4th: Quite a few combos here but maybe Bellemare-White-Rinaldo or Bellemare-Laughton-Rinaldo; maybe you throw Akeson out there for more offense, Rosehill when you want to fight, or Lecavalier if it comes to that.
        A lot will depend on camp and the preseason but we’ll find out quickly how good a tactician Berube really is.

      • flyboystransport - Aug 7, 2014 at 10:36 PM

        Problem is neither schenn or lecavlier can play left wing

      • phillyphanatic77 - Aug 9, 2014 at 1:29 AM

        Brayden Schenn can absolutely play left wing. Wayne Simmonds is a right winger, Schenn has played the opposite wing many times. He’s also been mentioned many times as a possible replacement for Scott Hartnell on the 1st line, and Voracek isn’t sliding left. Imo he’s been a better left winger than center since he entered the NHL. He doesn’t look like a center to me; especially if he can’t win more than 45% of his faceoffs.

        I totally agree that Vinny can’t do it but that’s why I put him in the #2C role and play either Schenn, Umberger, or Raffl as his LW. Maybe even Matt Read, though I think he fits perfectly on Couturier’s right. If Lecavalier plays like he did before he hurt his back (when he was their best forward) he could put up 50-60pts in that role.

    • President Charles Logan - Aug 8, 2014 at 12:33 PM

      77.. is there ever been a signing by the flyers that you havent liked? , lemme guess i bet you’re gonna claim that you’ve watched this ryan guy white play before right???…. honestly have you even heard of this guy before ya’ll signed him yesterday?

      • phillyphanatic77 - Aug 9, 2014 at 1:13 AM

        Of course there have been signings I haven’t liked… I didn’t understand signing Bryz when Bob clearly had upside as an NHL starter, all cuz of a poor playoff series. I couldn’t believe when Bob Clarke went with Beezer the geezer over Curtis Joseph… there’s a great chance we would’ve had a Cup with Cujo in net. Steve Eminger, Bruno Gervais, Kurtis Foster… minor signings but recent ones I haven’t liked. Wanna get into trades and there have been a ton I disliked, some I’ve hated. Downie for Talbot, Upshall for Carcillo, Versteeg, Kubina, Comrie, Sean Burke, Kyle Calder, Seidenberg for Nedved, Ellison for Patrick Sharp, the list goes on and on.

        And yes I absolutely knew who Ryan White was. I’m an NHL fan, I pay attention to teams outside of Philly as much as possible. I’d be lying if I said I’ve seen more than 5-10 games of White but I am familiar with his play. Especially after I thought he was a dirty player when pulled a disgusting hit that concussed Kent Huskins two seasons ago. But that doesn’t change the fact that he has a place in this league and you can never have too much center depth. It’s no headliner but depth wins in the NHL.

      • phillyphanatic77 - Aug 9, 2014 at 1:34 AM

        Eminger was actually a trade as well, and a terrible one at that (Caps got Carlson out of it). But the Flyers made up for it by stealing Matt Carle for him.

  3. bubblehead22 - Aug 7, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    A tough guy with a keyboard.. Still watching porn in your mon’s basement?

    • macgrubie - Aug 8, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      Hey pot, meet kettle.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 8, 2014 at 3:26 PM

      Tough guy? Nah. However, with or without keyboard, probably tougher than you. I’m still trying to figure out what “mon’s basement” is.

  4. statsdolie - Aug 7, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    The whole tough guy keyboard comment generally somes up your first statement doubt you would say that to Claude or Ryan. Ah the irony of it all

  5. sportsfaninyyc - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Not sure how White ended up in Therrien’s doghouse. Good energy guy that hit anything that moved, decent skater and mid- heavyweight that always stuck up for his team-mates. Good pickup for Philly.

    • bsaures - Aug 7, 2014 at 9:37 PM

      He didnt really end up in the doghouse the habs just have better forwards than him so they decided to try and give him a chance to earn a bigger role elsewhere which is what he wanted. I think if he had said he would go 2way montreal might have kept him to play in hamilton

      • mikebel11 - Aug 8, 2014 at 12:05 AM

        I really like White but Dale Wiese is why he’s gone. Wiese came in and played the role better. With him Moen and Prust there’s no room for a 4th guy in that role.

  6. crazemastercraze - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Philly fans and management caught in a 1970’s goon vortex

    • phillyphanatic77 - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      Please go down the massive list of goons on this Flyers team please? Because by my count there’s only one regular: Rinaldo, and he’s more a pest than goon. Rosehill? The guy plays 5 games a year. After that there’s no one. People can’t even point to Hartnell anymore. Please, just keep on perpetuating an uninformed stereotype that hasn’t been accurate in decades.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:59 PM

      You’re caught in a retard vortex, so it kinda levels out.

    • caspermilktoast - Aug 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      The jerk store called, they are running out of you.

  7. bubblehead22 - Aug 7, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Philly fan so easy so predictable like they’re sisters and their team’s inevitable exit each and every season.. I feel so “summed” up… Moron, read a dictionary

    • caspermilktoast - Aug 8, 2014 at 2:01 PM


    • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 8, 2014 at 3:53 PM

      Once again, for you and your clearly uneducated minions. Before calling someone a moron and telling them to read a dictionary, at least make a half assed attempt to use the English language properly. Maybe you can get mommy to proofread before you post.

  8. bubblehead22 - Aug 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Guess I’m the moron… They’re, their, there… You guys give my team plenty of crap just given a bit back..

    • mebailey700 - Aug 8, 2014 at 12:28 PM

      You should figure out how to reply to someones response before throwing around the word moron, moron.

  9. phtjoey - Aug 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Del Z, now White….. Not looking good for the Flyers’ fans. Another early exit from the playoffs.

    • flyerspsu - Aug 8, 2014 at 1:10 AM

      they are low risk depth signings w/ Del Zotto having some upside, not sure whats to sulk about, the Flyers wouldnt be a contender w/ or w/o them

    • macgrubie - Aug 8, 2014 at 10:29 AM

      We’ll be okay. I’d focus on not losing your team to a real city in the next 10 years.

      • phtjoey - Aug 8, 2014 at 10:35 AM

        If making the playoffs is the ultimate objective, then yeah your team might be ok. my team moving to a real city? care to inform me who my team is?

        Del Z is a band-aid solution. What does White bring that the Flyers need?

      • phillyphanatic77 - Aug 9, 2014 at 1:51 AM

        Of course Del Zotto is a band-aid solution! He’s been brought in as a cheap injury replacement for one of the best blueliners in franchise history. You rarely get more than band-aids in August. Still that doesn’t mean MDZ can’t rejuvenate his career. He’s 24! With two impressive offensive seasons (5 total) under his belt. Without Kimmo there’s an opening on the PP point where MDZ can thrive. And he costs less than Timonen. I’m not saying he’s a sure thing but defenders don’t usually fully “get it” until they’re 26-28. Guys like Gostisbehere, Morin, Hagg, Sanheim, and Alt are the true future of the blueline. At this point Kimmo was essentially a season-long band-aid himself.

        If MDZ can give this club 6-9 goals, 30pts, and just ok defense he’d be a gigantic bargain. As for White, he’s nothing more than 4th line/AHL tweener… but sometimes you need those guys.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 8, 2014 at 3:57 PM

      Now we have PHT’s resident dope weighing in.

      • phtjoey - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:32 PM

        Whoa! Not everyone can be as smart as I am.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 8, 2014 at 10:27 PM

        Keep trying to convince yourself of that.

      • phtjoey - Aug 9, 2014 at 4:23 AM

        And you that the Flyers have what it takes to win the SC. oh! That’s right. All you care about is that they make the playoffs. That’s a loser attitude.

      • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 9, 2014 at 12:02 PM

        Keep trying to convince yourself of that as well.

  10. luvusa1 - Aug 8, 2014 at 1:05 AM

    @bubblehead: You don’t belong on here…go away with you sub-intelligence

  11. 333rudy333 - Aug 8, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    This is a depth move. Since it’s a 2 way deal, if he shows something in camp, great. If not he plays with the phantoms and they ice a more competitive team.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Aug 8, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      Don’t bother explaining depth to joey. He’s thick.

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