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01-21-2009, 02:14 PM
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Bigger Dissapointment this season?

Which Defenseman has thus far been more dissapointing from the perception of fans? Dion Phaneuf or Brent Burns? For Dissapointed, I mean couldn't mount to the high expectations. Or has had a year where we know he can be better.

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01-21-2009, 02:27 PM
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Brent Burns for me. I was expecting a 50pt season from this guy, but Lemaire has really screwed around with his #1 defenseman. You don't decide to make your defenseman a forward for a while, and then keep switching him back. Maybe that technique is fine for bottom pairing or reserve defenseman, but not your #1 guy..

His 35pt, -11 pace really disappoints me. He hasen't even looked that comfortable defensively lately either..

At least Phaneuf is still on pace for a 54pt season..It does look like he regressed a little bit offensively..Only 4 goals on the season!? He was getting better defensively too, but that seems to have stopped as well. He's a minus player, whos edge seems to be gone, and his booming shot is simply not as effective as usual. Definately a downseason for the big D.

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01-22-2009, 01:11 PM
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dion phaneauf was supoosed toi win the norris... hee hee

not so much

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01-22-2009, 01:14 PM
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Phaneuf logs the most TOI/G of any player in the league and the Flames are doing great.

Hes probably just focusing more on defence this year, which probably makes his team better in the end anyways.

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Burns,I expected more from him

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Phaneuf.. top3 last year(well..)

IMO not even top10 this year

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Hasn't Burns played a bunch of games at forward this year. Wouldn't that make it kinda hard to say he has been a disappointment as a defenseman?

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01-22-2009, 03:51 PM
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Hasn't Burns played a bunch of games at forward this year. Wouldn't that make it kinda hard to say he has been a disappointment as a defenseman?
Exactly what I was thinking...

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