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12-06-2012, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by ottawa View Post
Phaneuf and its actually not even close when you take into account Phaneuf's offensive production and better salary cap despite his pylon moments on D
"The guy with more points is better, even though he's terrible defensively."

Phaneuf isn't Wayne Gretzky. His offense does not make up for his lack of defense.

Bouwmeester may not have the overall numbers, but it's important to note that Phaneuf finished with 21 ESP to Bouwmeester's 19. Bouwmeester played more than a minute less per-game on the PP, while playing almost a minute more on the PK.

Conclusion: We're talking about one guy who is used primarily for his offensive abilities, and another who is used primarily for his defensive abilities.

So given that conclusion, why would you exclude Phaneuf's defensive lapses from discussion unless you favored Phaneuf over Bouwmeester without having logically processed it.

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