Thread: Value of: Brian Burke
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01-13-2013, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Beleafer4 View Post
Ironic a vancouver fan is saying that considering what they say about luongos contract.

Phaneuf is ranked a top 25 defenseman by hfboards. Hes not perfect but hes a big upgrade over white. And if all we payed for that upgrade is a bunch of nhlers struggling to maintain an nhl contract (stajan hagman etc) then I consider it a solid trade. The cap hit doesnt bother me that much. We can afford it.
I'm not a Vancouver fan.

And I'm not saying it was a bad addition. In the Leafs situation it made sense. I just don't consider Phaneuf @ $6.5 million to be all that valuable a contract. Decent addition? Yes. Robbery? I don't see it.

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