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Ex-Leafs GM: Oilers interested in 'overrated' Dion Phaneuf

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09:23 AM ET 07.14 | Former Maple Leafs assistant general manager Bill Watters was interviewed on Oilers Now on Friday, and he had both an interesting rumour and some harsh words for Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf. In part, here???s what he had to say: Watters further criticized Phaneuf over the course of the interview, with a particular emphasis on his character and leadership abilities, but the interesting thing from an Oilers perspective is his idea that Edmonton is interested in adding Phaneuf to their defence corps. Watters said: "Dion Phaneuf should be dispatched as soon as they possibly can and the story I hear is that Edmonton???s interested and if they are tell [general manager Craig MacTavish] to take him and have fun with him. I find him to be the most overrated, undernourished hockey player in the history of the NHL and whoever made him the captain of the Maple Leafs should have been fired six years ago."

Edmonton Journal

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July 14, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Tell Us How You Really Feel, Bro?

July 14, 2013  09:37 AM ET

LMFAO - Sorry W2 but this is just too funny.

July 14, 2013  09:38 AM ET

I find him to be the most overrated, undernourished hockey player in the history of the NHL and whoever made him the captain of the Maple Leafs should have been fired six years ago.

:-)

July 14, 2013  09:42 AM ET



:-) :-) :-)

July 14, 2013  09:49 AM ET

And just in case you're wondering whose fault this is.....

July 14, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Just because I can.....

July 14, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Gotta love Miss Pinch....

July 14, 2013  10:39 AM ET

Mac just wants Elisha Cuthbert hanging around the Exe. Suite

July 14, 2013  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I find him to be the most overrated, undernourished hockey player in the history of the NHL and whoever made him the captain of the Maple Leafs should have been fired six years ago.:-)

Anything hockey related + Toronto = Overrated

July 14, 2013  11:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

LMFAO - Sorry W2 but this is just too funny.

You have a sick sense of humor my friend :-)

July 14, 2013  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Mac just wants Elisha Cuthbert hanging around the Exe. Suite

Didn't Sean Avery have something nice to say about her....

July 14, 2013  11:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And just in case you're wondering whose fault this is.....

Funny stuff Canuck. Wish we still had him in TO to kick around.

July 14, 2013  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

And just in case you're wondering whose fault this is.....

I think even little day care kids know the answer to this .....LOL

July 14, 2013  12:16 PM ET

Canuck eh?
loving the vids

July 14, 2013  12:45 PM ET

Definitely some bitterness there - doo wonder how HE got his job. Dion might be hovering around being in the top twenty-five d(uh)-men, but really, I can think of multiple dozens of guys I'd like to have less on my team - and that would include about half of the Jets D.

July 14, 2013  12:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Didn't Sean Avery have something nice to say about her....

Dion married her so, Avery, being the man he is, will now stifle it.

July 14, 2013  12:58 PM ET
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Dion married her so, Avery, being the man he is, will now stifle it.

I'm glad you didn't say, "will put a cork in it".

July 14, 2013  12:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Funny stuff Canuck. Wish we still had him in TO to kick around.

Can I get an AMEN?

July 14, 2013  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Canuck eh?

loving the vids

Thanks.

To***to is my favourite team......to mock.

 
July 14, 2013  01:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You have a sick sense of humor my friend :-)

They're trying to lure him there by telling him the female members of the media "really like" big goofy defensemen. :-)

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