A lot of people seem to feel that any time Phaneuf hits someone, he draws rave reviews that would not even be noticed with another rookie defenceman. Well, he does make an impact when he hits. He was also the leader in ice time during the game with Edmonton, and many said, that was, by far his best pre-season game. Now there are many people who theorize that Phaneuf needs to play in the AHL for seasoning. That is, without seeing him play one single regular season game. Premature IMO. To say he will be one of the hardest hitters in the league, also premature IMO. He shows a lot of promise, and we won't know if he is overrated for some time. Ask me halfway through the season.