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02-25-2013, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by FlareKnight View Post
If Phaneuf is asking for 7 million plus per year he isn't coming back. He's an important part of the defence and when his time is managed properly he's effective. But no way do you pay him that much, he should be taking some kind of paycut in his next deal.
He is currently earning 6.5 million and you believe he won't be getting more in a new contract, as a top defenceman.

He will be in demand throughout the league and will get that much or more, if not from the leafs then on another team but I really think he will be re-signed here.

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