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02-11-2006, 02:09 PM
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Lanny MacDonald*
 
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Originally Posted by oil slick
So why didn't you give a hard time to the guy who said "Phaneuf has offensive abilities Stevens couldn't touch"? All I said was that this statement was dumb... Stevens had good offensive abilities.
Because over time Stevens proved he did not have very good ofensive abilities. As the league scoring dried up, so did Steven's scoring. Phaneuf is scoring at a rate similar to what Stevens did while playing in a much more wide open era. Time will tell if Phaneuf's offensive abilities are for real, but at this point he is showing a lot more than Stevens did because of the style being played and the limited scoring opportunites generated. It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next five years.

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