Thread: Value of: Dion Phaneuf
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01-30-2013, 02:12 AM
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Dion would make a wonderful 2nd pairing D-Man on any team. If he could hit the net he makes a solid contribution to 1st PP - unfortunately his accuracy is extremely poor.

If Brian Burke didn't rush and make him Captain I would lament losing him at any cost - unfortunately thanks to B.B there is no happy ending in Toronto for Dion - he just doesn't have the mental stamina to withstand a demotion the size/scale that would be required to get the best out of him here IE Stripped of Captaincy - Demoted to Second Pairing + 2nd PP Unit.

IMO he would become toxic - more than he already is - and thats the last thing Toronto would want around its emerging young stars (Kadri/Gardner/Reilly/Frattin etc)

In summation: A Veteran Team that doesn't tollerate his foolishness would do wonders for him - his price tag would eventually look like a bargain if given the right situation to put his head down and concentrate on the game of hockey.

Dallas comes to mind as an ideal destination.

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