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07-01-2012, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by WILDhockeyfan View Post
Had it been directed at you, I would've quoted you. I just mean in general, it seems like Dion gets a lot more criticism than he deserves.
I think you misunderstand the criticism. Dion is a good player. He's just not a smart player. He has all the tools to be elite, but lacks the brain. That leaves him as a quality player, but not the best of the best. The Phaneuf criticism actually went down after being traded to Toronto.

As for Dumba, he can't turn into Dion because he's a smart player. It would be great if he put the tools together like Phaneuf, but that would leave him a much better package as he has the hockey smarts to truly excel with the skills.

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