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02-05-2013, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by TheProspector View Post
Groan, not this again.

Last season, Dion was:
  • 12th in d-man scoring
  • 9th in d-man goals
  • 10th in d-man icetime
  • 7th in d-man PMs
  • 4th in d-man PPGs

Shea Weber scores 49P and he is a god worth $7.85M/yr. Dion Phaneuf socres 44P, and he is a goat at $6.5M/yr.

Let's look at comparables:
  • Erik Karlsson - $6.5M. Same cap hit, except Karlsson's deal is RFA. He'll be asking for more than Weber as a UFA.
  • Dan Boyle - $6.6M. No thanks, would rather have Phaneuf.
  • Kimo Timonen - $6.3M. No thanks, would rather have Phaneuf.
  • Brian Campbell - $7.142M. No thanks, would rather have Phaneuf.

Dion Phaneuf is a top-10 defenceman in the NHL, and doesn't appear to be over- or under-paid.
Your post completely disregards how atrocious he is defensively. He may get 40someodd points, but his defense is really bad, and he's a freaking defenseman.

And if you'd rather have Phaneuf over Dan Boyle you're out of your mind.

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