Thread: Speculation: Dion Phaneuf's next contract?
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07-29-2012, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by InterceptSchenn View Post
Phaneuf can GTFO. We better not be paying him 6.5+. Sorry, but the people who praise him are laughable. He is always out of position, always pinches, always gets burned wide and contrary to popular belief, he is quite soft. Not to mention he is slow and cannot pivot quick enough. If the right deal is out there, we should not hesitate to move him. Just my opinion from what I see on the ice. Sure there are positives but the negatives are just too obvious. The fact is, since we got him, we have not improved and as the captain I have to question his leadership skills.
To be fair, the pinching was probably part of Wilson's system.

Did he pinch as much with Carlyle? I honestly can't remember.

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