Thread: Speculation: Dion Phaneuf's next contract?
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07-29-2012, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Interactif View Post
The sooner Gunnarson becomes a 3rd pairing defenceman, the sooner this team will be better.

Saying Gunnarson is the 2nd best or a 1st pairing D man on our team last year is sort of like being the best at Old Navy when you want to be be Abercrombie and Fitch.
To add, think of the recent Stanley Cup winning team, the Los Angeles Kings. Could anyone picture Gunnarsson on the top line, in the Stanley cup finals, playing the most minutes, against the other hottest team in the league, spcifically against their top, world-class players? I certainly couldn't. But, I could picture him as a responsible, minute eating defense-men. A Matt Greene type. Doesn't do anything exceptional well, but can do everything pretty well. We should hold on to Gunnarsson, but by no means should he be on the top pairing with Phaneuf as a long term fixture.

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