Thread: Value of: Dion Phaneuf
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10-02-2012, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post
Forget Plekanec.

He simply isn't a big enough upgrade over Connolly/Bozak to justify moving Phaneuf.

Realistically, there's only 1 player on Montreal that it would make the Leafs a better team without Dion Phaneuf... and it's not Tomas Plekanec, PK Subban, or Max Pacioretty... it's Carey Price, and we all know that's not happening.

When making proposals, you have to consider what both teams are trying to accomplish. In the case of the Leafs, you've got a team who needs to get better immediately and eradicate a culture of losing. Pacioretty would be a welcome upgrade to the Leafs group of wingers, as Plekanec would be to the Leafs group of centres, but the difference between those two and what the Leafs currently have at those positions is not as substantial as the difference between Phaneuf and the guys that would have to take his minutes.
The only thing I would take without Price or Subban is Plek+Pac for Phaneuf+Lupul.

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