Phaneuf leveled Cowan, Avery and Kostopoulos last night. I watch those three players a lot and they're fairly rough players who can dish hits and take them, but the way that he laid them out, Dion looked like a man roughing up a bunch of junior players. I couldn't understand why they were, all of a sudden, going down so easily . I'm familiar with Phaneuf, but his hits are even more shocking in context (seeing him hit players that I know usually don't go down that hard or easily).
who cares what Don Cherry says?!!! I heard him on the radio saying that Fedorov, Khabibulin, Yashin, Palffy, Gonchar, etc. are all severely overpaid players who put up terrible numbers despite their hefty contracts, and look what countries they're from. As if there are no Canadian players who are paid tons of money and who are not producing i.e. Peca, Iginla, Belfour, Bertuzzi, St. Louis, Aucoin and so on. The guy is such a bigot! Ovechkin is soooo much better than any rookie this year, he'll win the Calder easily.