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10-24-2012, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by hero View Post
Unless we trade for a #1 D, Phaneuf is always going to look out of place, in the #1 spot, where he should actually be a number 2.

We could raise a #1 from with in, but the age gap between Phaneuf and that raised player will be to big to have both going for a considerable amount of time to be able for them to make an impact.
I would have to disagree. I have had enough of people saying the Dion is not a number 1 when the real issue is that we lack quality depth around him. We have soft puck movers or lethargic defense that handle the puck like a grenade. Like it our not, Dion is a number 1 and if we had a quality number 2 play with him, rather than the revolving door of 3/4 dmen (Aulie, Gunner etc).

The fact that we lack quality depth that can play an all around game (make a good first pass, clear the front of the net, generally just being tougher) is only magnified by the fact that we have smaller wingers that don't commit to defence and come back to support the dmen. Heck we have a hard enough time getting our wingers into positions where they can clear the puck out of our zone

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