Thread: Speculation: Dion Phaneuf's next contract?
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07-28-2012, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by T M L View Post
Karlsson is also only 22. He will develop defensively.

His skill does not come around everyday.
Agreed, but defenceman like Phaneuf don't either. He has the tools to be a #1 defenceman (IMO he is, but that's a whole different argument).

You can't compare Dion to guys like Karlsson, Campbell(hideous contract), or Mike Green. Totally different players. Dion is an all-around defenceman, he's the triggerman on the number one PP unit, plays more PK time than any defenceman on our team, plays well over 20 mins a night(usually 25+) against the opponent's top guys, and not to mention has a very good physical game as well. Do any of those guys do all that? No. Karlsson has 0 defensive game, same with Green. Campbell is an acceptable defender given his offensive contributions, but Phaneuf is a lot better, not to mention Campbell doesn't have the physical game Dion does(yes I know, he clobbered Umberger blah blah that was how many years ago now?).

6-7M per, depending on the years.

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