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How much is Dion Phaneuf worth?

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11:41 AM ET 11.03 | How much is too much for Dion Phaneuf? That will be the question answered over the next several months and maybe sooner. Currently, the Leaf captain is the eighth highest paid defencemen (based on salary cap hit) in the NHL. And it's apparent he is not the eighth best defenceman in the league. But he's not far from the top 10. You can make the case that Phaneuf is a step below Zdeno Chara, Ryan Suter, Duncan Keith, Shea Weber, Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson, Kris Letang, PK Subban, Alex Pietrangelo and Oliver Ekman-Larsson. But after that, who would you take ahead of him? Not Dan Boyle. Not Jay Bouwmeester. Not Niklas Kronwall. Not the recovering Marc Staal. Not even the emerging Marc-Edouard Vlasic.

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November 3, 2013  01:07 PM ET

not much...

November 3, 2013  01:27 PM ET

Pound for pound I take Kronwall.

November 3, 2013  02:51 PM ET
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Pound for pound I take Kronwall.

Pound for pound I take either one of the Giontas. :-)

November 3, 2013  05:52 PM ET

45 saves Reimer makes and still has to let in nothing to make it to a shoot out.

The two games prior 43 saves each. Ya can't keep winning games on the backs of the goalies and the forwards......it's not the eighties.

I don't really know how strong I feel about him, as he hasn't been anything close to the Calgary Dman we traded for.

November 3, 2013  06:48 PM ET
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I don't really know how strong I feel about him, as he hasn't been anything close to the Calgary Dman we traded for.

Sloppy seconds?

November 3, 2013  07:29 PM ET
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Pound for pound I take either one of the Giontas. :-)

But....they are wingers FYI

November 3, 2013  07:30 PM ET
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How much is Dion Phaneuf worth?What's the cost of a bag of dog s hit?

Well to the Donner party, an arm or a leg?

November 3, 2013  08:06 PM ET
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But....they are wingers FYI

What do I care? I'd still take either one of them over Mrs. Pinch.

November 4, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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Well to the Donner party, an arm or a leg?

maybe the bones, there's certainly very little heart

 
November 4, 2013  01:36 PM ET

Mrs. Pinch.

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