Thread: Eklund: watch the leafs right now
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01-15-2012, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Whydidijoin View Post
Amazing what playing with Lidstrom can do, eh? Not to mention an incredibly strong team.

BTW, this year:

White: 47 point pace
Phaneuf: 52 point pace

Since the trade:

White: 0.42 PPG
Phaneuf: 0.5 PPG

Not to mention all of the other categories that Phaneuf beats him in. Size, hitting, blocking shots, eating ice time/playing all situations including the PK, leadership, etc.

I loved White, but there is a reason that Ian White is on his 5th team at the age of 27. There is no denying that Calgary got fleeced in that trade, and that's without even factoring in Aulie.
Dion represents a $6.5 million cap hit. White represents a $2.875 million cap hit.

Dion should be performing about 2.26 times more exceptionally than White. Dion does not.

Verdict: Detroit is getting more bang for their buck. Toronto is not.

I will note that I am only factoring in on-ice performance. I hear Dion can turn up a boombox like no other.

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