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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #60 on: October 24, 2011, 02:16:51 PM »
C'mon people!!!  Let Dion control the radio in your hearts.
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« Reply #61 on: October 24, 2011, 02:28:00 PM »
C'mon people!!!  Let Dion control the radio in your hearts.

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
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« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2011, 03:44:24 PM »
C'mon people!!!  Let Dion control the radio in your hearts.

If he continues to play like he has the first 7 games he can come over my house and kick me in the ass every day and I'll respond "thank you Dion, please let me have some more"

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #63 on: October 24, 2011, 04:37:26 PM »
Another telling stat re. our capt. is he's currently 6th in the NHL in TOI/G @ 26:29. It's early and he'll find a level comparatively with the Webers' and the Keith's, etc. going forward but the point is - good games or bad, he's just a freakin' horse.   

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« Reply #64 on: October 24, 2011, 04:47:03 PM »
Dion and Kessel, if it weren't for those two and Lupul to a lesser extent the Leafs would be in real trouble.
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« Reply #65 on: October 24, 2011, 05:40:04 PM »
Dion and Kessel, if it weren't for those two and Lupul to a lesser extent the Leafs would be in real trouble.

Thank you Burke ?
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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #66 on: October 30, 2011, 10:15:40 AM »
In spite of kessel's great play I am most excited about Phaneuf. He is looking great.

I wonder how Calgary views that trade now - and oh ya, we still have Aullie to boot.  8)

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« Reply #67 on: October 30, 2011, 10:37:18 AM »
In spite of kessel's great play I am most excited about Phaneuf. He is looking great.

I wonder how Calgary views that trade now - and oh ya, we still have Aullie to boot.  8)

I agree. I can't remember the last time the Leafs had a defenseman who's been dominant in all facets of the game. Phaneuf has been a force in the first 10 games.

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2011, 10:44:28 AM »
In spite of kessel's great play I am most excited about Phaneuf. He is looking great.

I wonder how Calgary views that trade now - and oh ya, we still have Aullie to boot.  8)

I agree. I can't remember the last time the Leafs had a defenseman who's been dominant in all facets of the game. Phaneuf has been a force in the first 10 games.

Was McCabe the last for a brief period of time do you figure? Maybe not as "dominant" but there was a time he could do it all I think.

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2011, 10:46:38 AM »
In spite of kessel's great play I am most excited about Phaneuf. He is looking great.

I wonder how Calgary views that trade now - and oh ya, we still have Aullie to boot.  8)

Could answer that a couple of ways:
I've seen it among the debate with Flames media & fans with the Gilmour trade as the worst in franchise history

Of the two players/assets the Flames have left from that deal:
Mike Brown has substantially more ice time than Matt Stajan this season and slightly more than Hagman who previously cleared waivers with Calgary ....

They did get Babchuk (who arguably has some potential but hasn't been able to win a steady spot in the lineup this season) & Kostopoulos (a 31 yr old 4th liner/depth winger) for Ian White & Brett Sutter but both those guys have less ice time than Hagman this season.

Having blown $14 mil on their current 4th line center Stajan (who isn't worth the dough but could play 3rd line), I'd say the current trade assessment flirts with being described as a complete disaster for the Flames while Dion is the 2nd highest scoring dman with the second highest +/- in the league right now and Aulie is waiting in the wings. Like most deals of younger players, maybe giving it more time is fair as Dion may slow down but I don't see how the Flames come close to break even on this deal no matter how long they get.

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #70 on: October 30, 2011, 11:40:28 AM »
Through the first 10 games, here's how Dion shapes among other NHL defencemen;

Points: 2nd (tie)
+/-: 2nd (tie)
Shf/G: 2nd
S/G: 4th
TOI/G: 5th

Pretty impressive.

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #71 on: October 30, 2011, 11:44:21 AM »
Yeah i don't really understand it, but Dion is twice the player he was for most of the past few seasons.  Could be that Carl is stabalizing his defensive game a bit, but he looks extremely poised almost every shift.

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #72 on: November 01, 2011, 08:42:17 PM »
Keep the positive vibes around Phaneuf (and Gunnarsson) going..

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Toronto has been out-shot by an average of 4.2 shots per game, which is fifth worst in the league and a trend they’ll want to reverse if they want to return the postseason after all these years away.

The issue is the worst when Phaneuf isn’t on the ice. The Leafs actually out-shoot their opposition when the captain (usually with defence partner Carl Gunnarsson) is on at even strength but are badly out chanced when they’re on the bench.

“We chart scoring chances [for and against] and his numbers are off the chart there,” Wilson said of Phaneuf.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/leafs-beat/are-these-leafs-for-real/article2220487/
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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #73 on: November 01, 2011, 08:50:20 PM »
High risk, high reward. Can't really argue about that trade though.
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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #74 on: November 04, 2011, 11:08:25 AM »

Not sure if anyone saw this but it's Dion Phaneuf's team photos through the years.



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