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02-21-2011, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by flames123 View Post
Agreed. We are better without Phaneuf. He is not doing anything offensively in TO and isn't exactly a stay at home shut down defenseman. He is a very expensive top 4 defenseman but we do have Stajan eating up a lot of CAP playing the 3rd line C and Hagman now costing the organization 3M for nothing. Babchuk is the only decent piece left and we would be good to get a 2nd at the deadline. IMO Babs would make a very good #5 D for our club going forward. He may be slow but he will put up 10+ goals and block a lot of shots. At the right price he is a great player.
I dunno... Sutter gave up Aulie as well, who may very well turn into a decent defenseman. I think the Flames could have gotten a bit of a better return in the Pfaneuf deal.

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