Thread: Speculation: Dion Phaneuf's next contract?
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07-29-2012, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ULF_55 View Post
Where would you rate WC?

1. Stanley Cup is the biggest prize
2. Olympic Gold would be 2nd.
3. WC would be at best 3rd.
4. When there is a Canada Cup or various versions of same.
5. Spengler follows those for North Americans, but European Championships probably would comes before Spengler for non Americans. Calder Cup probably has more value than a Spengler.
I think we both know THE World Championships is not a 3rd rate tournament. The Europeans hold this tourament higher than the canada cup at one point in time. My bone of contention is the poster tried to make it sound like Dion was playing against Spengler Cup competition when in indeed all of 4 teams in the NHL are still playing when this tournament wraps up. The talent level at this tournament is very high, that is the distinction here. Sure the Stanley Cup and 2nd the Olympics are the highest motivators, which I tried to convey to another poster here that intimated Nash's contribution didn't count because it was only the Olympics, silly. Whether it is the WHC, The Canada Cup, Olympics, or The Stanley Cup. All of these tourney's count in a player's resume IMO.

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