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02-01-2013, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by
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I don't understand the hatred for Dion Phaneuf.. ok, I get it... he's a Maple Leaf. Is he a sure fire number 1? Meh, he's a borderline top pairing defenseman and probably not suited as true number 1 and he makes a bit more than what you'd want to pay for his play, but overall, he's still a valuable asset.
I'm not keen on the Flyers trading for him, but overall, we could do a whole lot worse if h were available cheap (which I know he is not).
Considering everything you just described and his 6.5 million dollar cap hit, I think trading for him would be a major mistake. That has nothing to do with him being a Leaf, and everything to do with him.
I'd rather seek a better solution. We need a true number one, not another not-quite #1.
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