Thread: Speculation: Dion Phaneuf's next contract?
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07-28-2012, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ALine View Post
Your forgetting that the leafs are currently in a rebuilding phase. Phaneuf doesn't have the insulation other great defenders have.

Weber had Suter, Blum,
Petriengelo had Shattenkirk, Jackman
Edler had Bieksa, Hamhuis

Phaneuf has no support of the level of numerous other number 1D
Have you ever noticed that Phaneuf's blunders are almost always entirely his own fault?

I sure have. Never seen a defenseman so good at giving the other team uncontested breakaways. Never seen a supposed number one so obviously braindead when it comes to positioning and reading plays. Never seen a captain spend so much time coasting several steps behind the play. Never seen a supposed elite offensive defenseman with so little ability to carry the puck.

If he goes on the market, the results will speak for themselves. Every GM in the league knows that the potential he showed at one time is never going to be reached.

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