Thread: Proposal: Tor-Det Blockbuster
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12-04-2012, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Why would you give the edge to Phaneuf offensively? Kronwall has never played on the #1 PP unit except for a short period at the end of last year. In 2008-09 the second unit (Franzen/Z/Hudler/Kronwall/Samuelsson) could have been argued as a "second" #1 unit. What happened that year? Kronwall scored over 50 points.

Kronwall is significantly better defensively. Phaneuf would be the #2 defenseman. Possibly even #3 or even #4; White fits the system better and isn't far behind offensively, and Smith fits the system better and has loads of offensive talent.
There's a limit to how highly you value your own teams players. Phaneuf over his career has generally better offensive numbers than Kronwall. Sure Kronwall scored over 50 points once playing on the #1 pp but Phaneuf has hit 60 and almost reached 50 a couple of times. If you can't give him the edge offensively despite his stats being better, then I don't know what to say.

Also if you think White would be better than Phaneuf then it's quite obvious you're just hating on the guy because he's on the Leafs.

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