the San Jose Sharks flew into Newark New Jersey today from San Jose in order to adjust to the time difference, in anticipation of their game against the New Jersey Devils on Friday. Former Devil Colin White, who had his contract bought out by the Devils over the summer prior to being signed to a 1 year contract with the Sharks, was able to rejoin his wife and children in New Jersey.David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reported Sharks defenseman Colin White looking forward to going home to New Jersey today. Colin Whites wife and kids, who were already enrolled in schools and sports programs in New Jersey, remained in the state after White signed with the Sharks.
White told Pollack that he holds no hard feelings toward the Devils and general manager Lou Lamoriello. "We have a great relationship," White said. "It wasn't all of a sudden for me as it was for the media and whatnot. We had talked for about a month. It wasn't personal. At the end of the day it was a business decision. The longer you play in the league, the more you realize that."
The Sharks are starting a 13 day road trip with their game against New Jersey on Friday. They are 1-3-0 in 4 games so far this season, and looking to get back on track. White, who has played in all 4 games so far, is -1 with 0 points. "there's no beating around the bush. I have to be better. I haven't been playing that well," White said.
According to SBNation's Fear the Fin Sharks blog, their AHL affilliate Worcester Sharks defeated the Albany Devils in their home opener yesterday. Here's to hoping that the big boys at the NHL level are able to get some payback in a couple of days.