White eventually was paired with Pat Stapleton to form one of the best blue-line duos in the NHL
Colliton, 32, a Blackie, Alberta native, was the head coach of Mora IK in Sweden the past four seasons.
After struggling in the playoffs against the Predators, Hawks standout is leading the way for Russia with 13 points in the tournament.
Veteran center and his $3.08 million salary-cap hit might be the next to go in the Hawks’ annual cap-related playoff purge.
General manager insists he didn’t fire assistant coach Mike Kitchen to send message to coach Joel Quenneville.
Panik will make $2.8 million in each of the next two seasons — a hefty raise from the $875,000 he made this past season.
College football may be king in the South and NASCAR remains popular, but hockey certainly has a foothold.