Ryan Whitney, as reported by Gene Principe:
“I’m hoping to sign on a really good team. I’ve made enough money and I’m hoping to prove them(Oilers) wrong.”
Ryan Whitney, as reported by Dan Tencer:
“I’m not going to name any names, but there were definitely some other guys who could have been scratched.”
The Oilers with and without Ryan Whitney on the ice at 5v5 this year:
The Oilers seven D who played at least 100 minutes at 5v5 this year:
I’m not one who thinks that Corsi is the whole ballgame but when the numbers are as stark as they are here, it’s hard to conclude anything but “Ryan Whitney was deadweight who dragged the team down.” Toss in that he sure seems to be a bit of a jerk and he’s one of the rare guys who leaves the Oilers who I won’t be rooting for in the future, a bar that’s set so low that Ty Conklin managed to clear it.
Maybe if Ryan Whitney goes somewhere else and is still unhappy, from lack of playing and crappy results, he’ll realize that the problem is him. Might be worth him shooting Corey Potter an apology by email when that moment comes.Email Tyler Dellow at email@example.com