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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #90 on: November 26, 2011, 12:44:41 AM »
6 pts in his last 4 brings him up to 18 points in 23 games now.

I went to go check where that had him for defensive scoring (obviously figured) high.  He's in a 3-way tie for 2nd (more GP though) behind Brian Campbell and Erik Karlsson.

What impressed me more?  6G 10A +8 - Nik Lidstrom.  The guy just doesn't age.

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #91 on: November 26, 2011, 12:55:38 AM »
What impressed me more?  6G 10A +8 - Nik Lidstrom.  The guy just doesn't age.

It's ridiculous, his prodcution was from day one in the NHL.

60 points his rookie year, 15 50+ point years 9 of which are 60+ and 4 70+.

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« Reply #92 on: November 26, 2011, 01:03:49 AM »
What impressed me more?  6G 10A +8 - Nik Lidstrom.  The guy just doesn't age.

It's ridiculous, his prodcution was from day one in the NHL.

60 points his rookie year, 15 50+ point years 9 of which are 60+ and 4 70+.

I don't even know how to describe how good he is.  He's 6th in all time defense scoring behind Larry Murphy, Phil Housley, Al MacInnis, Paul Coffey and Ray Bourque.  He probably won't catch any of them unless he plays for another 2-3 years as he is still 90-110 points back of 5th and 4th, but you have to keep him mind that he played the majority of his career in the dead-puck era of the 90s/2000s. 

Of guys who starting in the late 80s/early 90s, the next best scorer is Brian Leetch with 1028 points starting 4 years earlier than Lidstrom.  Rob Blake with 777 points (a little under 400 points short of Lidstrom).  Niedermayer who started in the same year as Lidstrom has 740 points. 

Then you couple it with his defensive play and the continual barrage of post-season runs every year and the man is an absolute machine.

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #93 on: December 07, 2011, 04:24:10 PM »
Again, Dad's reaction... absolutely priceless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1GcHkhmdzE


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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #94 on: December 07, 2011, 04:46:13 PM »
Again, Dad's reaction... absolutely priceless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1GcHkhmdzE

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #95 on: December 07, 2011, 11:53:03 PM »
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What do these advanced stats say about Toronto's defencemen? For one, Dion Phaneuf has been a very big part of the blueline, leading the group in facing the other team's top lines every night (qualcomp) and also doing very well when it comes to puck possession (corsi rel).

Phaneuf's play has also been better than his plus-minus would indicate, as he has the lowest PDO of this group. For the most part, he's having a great year and been one of their best players.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/what-advanced-statistics-say-about-the-leafs-start/article2263263/

And an explanation of the stats: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/hockeys-new-numbers/article2178781/

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« Reply #96 on: December 08, 2011, 11:43:01 PM »
Nice piece on the improvement in Dion's game. Looks like Wilson gets some credit on this.

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #97 on: December 30, 2011, 03:59:37 PM »
Got to say I was really disappointed with Phaneuf's play against the Canes.
First he fails to read the play between Aulie and Staal, leads to second Canes goal.
Then, he fails to clear the crease on their third goal.
Finally, what I don't understand, no media interview with him after the game?
As captain he should have been accountable for that debacle.
I can't imagine the media not wanting to interview him about those goals. If he wasn't asked about them, shame of the media. If he wasn't giving interviews, shame on him.

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #98 on: January 10, 2012, 11:14:34 AM »
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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #99 on: January 10, 2012, 12:11:20 PM »
That's a very complimentary blog about him as the captain.

I often forget he's only 26 years old.

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« Reply #100 on: January 10, 2012, 12:16:06 PM »
If he's that wound up all the time I wonder how he reacts with himself when he gets owned, like by Mason Raymond in the Canuck game. I do not say this in jest but often guys like this develop head problems from the pressure they put on themselves.
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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #101 on: January 10, 2012, 12:34:14 PM »
I think Phaneuf was the perfect choice as captain of this team.  You needed a guy who wouldn't crumble under the spotlight, and Phaneuf was already a "known" name from his Calgary days.  He's talented, tough and at times brash.  With a young, evolving team like the Leafs, it's good to have a strong character filling in the captains role. 

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #102 on: February 24, 2012, 01:32:06 PM »
Anyone else shuddering everytime he steps on the ice?  I am not sure if it is the style employed by RW, but Phaneuf is playing like titts on a bull.

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #103 on: February 24, 2012, 01:38:07 PM »
Phaneuf's issue has always been his hockey sense, or lack there of. All the tools, but doesn't have the brain.....

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Re: Captain Phaneuf
« Reply #104 on: February 24, 2012, 01:41:56 PM »
I've made my feelings about Phaneuf clear in the Burke thread.