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05-09-2011, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by MadArcand View Post
I finally got to see Canada live, and man, Phaneuf is brutal. Why does he keep getting drafted in the ATD? His hockey sense approaches zero.

OTOH I was impressed by Nash, Neal, Tavares and Skinner. Bernier in goal was also great.

And I don't get how a player with 1 goal and 6 PIM (all of those really bad penalties) can win player of the game award.
First team all-star, bro. It says a lot... unfortunately.

I doubt he deserved it. I didn't see a lot of him that year but I find it hard to believe he had better hockey sense and defensive awareness then, than he does now.

As he is right now, He's around where Bryan McCabe has been for most of his career - a physical, heart and soul defenseman with a big bomb from the point and defensive limitations, who has the stamina to be an OK #1 on a decent team/pretender or a #2 on a very good team, but won't challenge for the Norris.

McCabe's just done it for over twice as long.

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