Thread: Speculation: Dion Phaneuf's next contract?
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07-29-2012, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by New Liskeard View Post
He plays against the best players night in and night out, plays both specail teams and was 10 in scoring for defenceman in the entire NHL, and 10th in ATOI for all defenceman in the NHL. And that still doesnt make him a #1 d?? Amazing how completely clueless so many seem to be.
Dion is the best all around defenceman on a bad hockey team. That doesn't mean he is special. Of course he plays against the best...someone has to. Gawd help us if its Mike Komisarek. And by the does Carl Gunnarsson alot of the time. Being 10th in scoring is nice but consider many high scoring D are actually mediocre playing D....Mike Green, Gonchar. Streit, Campbell come to mind. Dion was 12th btw. Ice time is a bone of contention with many Leaf fans as Dion is overused in many people's opinions. Dion is a #1 D.......on the Leafs. Much like Tyler Bozak is a #1C.....on the Leafs and at the moment Reimer is the #1G.........on the Leafs.

Perhaps having these players as the "Generals" in the most important positions of a hockey team can shed some light on why the Leafs are a 26th place team eh?

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