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02-28-2013, 10:28 AM
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Just a random thought on last night's game

I find the Leafs much improved, much like the Habs...but Dion Phaneuf is arguably (close call between he and Rick Nash) the most overrated player in the NHL.

What happened to the Dion Phaneuf of his early days in Calgary? Was I focusing too much on TSN highlights and not watching enough Flames games?

That dude fell off big time
At the time Hamrlik was pretty much a number 1 D(Or damn close to it.)
They had a really good D corp Regher, Ference, Hamrlik, leopold and Phaneuf. Phaneuf was pretty much the PP specialist so he racked up huge numbers(playing over 5 minutes per game of PP) but overall I think he his what he his. Kind of like a poor man P.K. where he will sometime make dumb plays but unlike P.K. he doesn't have the physical abilities to recover the play and overall he's really like P.K. but a young P.K. who hasn't matured... Last game was a pure Phaneuf game... Running around not playing D trying to kill people he wasn't doing that back in the days. (Not as much...) I don't know what got into him... He used to be one of my favorite players.

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