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White wouldn't mind staying with Flames

STEVE MACFARLANE, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:49 PM ET

His good friend Matt Stajan has already inked a long-term deal.

Defenceman Ian White hopes he can do the same this summer.

Both former Toronto Maple Leafs came to the Calgary Flames as part of the Dion Phaneuf deal with expiring contracts and the uncertainty of joining a new NHL team for the first time in their young careers.

Stajan enjoyed his time here enough to put his signature on a four-year extension a few weeks back.

White is set for restricted free agency July 1 but should follow in Stajan’s footsteps when the time is right.

“I would hope they’d want to keep me around here,” said White, of Steinbach, Man.

“I love being out west. I love playing for Calgary. I love everything about this organization. I’d be honoured to be able to stick around here for a few more years.”

More performances like Tuesday night’s plus-four rating in a win over the Red Wings in Detroit will certainly help with negotiations.

Flames like retro look

Only select fans received the retro jerseys off the Flames’ backs Thursday night following the game against the Ottawa Senators.

The good news for those who love them but didn’t get one is they’re back for next season.

The Flames have made the throwbacks their official third jersey for the 2010-11 season.


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