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01-23-2012, 11:06 AM
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JetsWillFly4Ever
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I think that Girardi's defence gets a bit overrated by playing in front of the best goalie in the league in a tight system where everyone is responsible defensively. The Rangers as a team are phenomenal defensively where as the Leafs are definitely not one of the top defensive teams.

If contracts are thrown out the window there is no doubt in my mind it's Phaneuf, he brings too much to the table to pass up on. The physical edge, leadership and offense that he brings are things that are incredibly hard to find and I would say harder to find then a very good stay at home defensemen.

With contracts however, it becomes interesting. If you are a team that doesn't have much cap room it's easily Girardi but if you are a team that is not overly concerned with the cap (like my Jets) I think it's Phaneuf.

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