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01-27-2013, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 416Leafer View Post
He just needs a brain transplant...

Serriously though, not trying to be offensive to him, just an observation. But i seriously think what seperates him from Weber is intelligence. He can hit, shoot, and move the puck at a high level. Essentially all criticisms of his game have to do with decision making.

Its his ability to read plays, choose the correct angles defensively, his decisions to take poor penalties, to just hit ppl in front of the net instead of tying up their sticks so they cant shoot and THEN hitting them, etc. that makes him worse.
Phanuef has poor hockey sense because in general he is a dumb person.

Look no further than his captaincy press conference where he was barely able to read the prepared statement that was right in front of him.

This team wont be able to put the Brian Burke disaster behind them until Phanuef is gone.

As others have said, he is a decent second pairing defender, but that is it. Having a neanderthal like him as captain does way more harm than good.

Originally Posted by Ash35 View Post
He's a former Norris Trophie candidate, an all star just last year and a couple of years ago everyone was shocked he didn't make Team Canada for the Olympics. How is he not a 1st pairing defencemen? He's just playing too much right now, especially for not really playing since last April.

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