Most people are staying out of this thread, because clearly you have something personal against Phaneuf the person, not the player.
it never really crosses my mind that someone posting here might actually know a player personally and have something personal against him, thus influencing what's being said. possible, i suppose. it could go the other way too. maybe some posters could be friends or relatives of a player, also influencing the content of the posts.
i just always assume everyone is basically a fan, watching from a distance.
7 games in and you're ready to write off a player.
i think most fans have seen phaneuf for much more than 7 games.