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11-24-2012, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by DandyEvandy9 View Post
It's more of that Phaneuf was traded for trash (compared to what he can be on his best days), which lowered his perceived value. It's also very easy to beat up on Toronto's players due to their lack of success in recent years.
The fact that Brian Burke didn't give up any major prospects, draft picks or 1st line players he should be given a lot of credit for the package that got Phaneuf to Toronto. It's not Phaneuf's fault what he was traded for and I bet if any other team made the same deal with the same type of players, people on here would give Phaneuf a lot more credit as being a great Defensman.

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