Thread: The Sun: Jokinen on Phaneuf
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02-05-2010, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by HocusPocus View Post
Coming from a guy recently shipped out of the same dressing room as Phaneuf, apparently he was not a problem personality as has been suggested.

The article goes on to suggest that it might have been disgruntled fans that caused him to be traded. I'm not sure I really believe that at all but at least dressing room problems don't seem to have been the big issue with Phaneuf in Calgary.
I am pretty sure it was a 9 game losing streak and a $6 million offensive defenseman working on a 30 pt season. You don't change a losing mentality by moving the bit players around. Plus Giordano stepped up and basically outplayed Phaneuf while earning under $1 million a year. Can't trade Jaybo and Regehr wouldn't bring as much back.

If Dion had a bit of an attitude before I think he will be a bit more humble with a new club where nobady remembers or mcares how good he was a few years ago. I listen to Fan 960 in Calgary every day and i have never heard anything about his character(or Olli's for that matter).

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