News Article: Phaneuf voted as "most overrated" by 30 NHL players

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  1. n1ck13

    n1ck13 Registered User

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    Punch Drunk Loov Gaaaaary Roberts!

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    I'm pretty sick of beating this dead horse. Every team has a gripe like this
    Montreal is too soft
    Philly has no goalie
    Phaneuf is overrated and has zero hockey IQ
    Etc
     
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    Nothing new here. Phaneuf has his fair share of detractors. i.e. Watters

    No one has called him the best defenceman in the NHL, or even in the top 10, or has he has ever won the Norris, so I don't know how he is overrated?

    If you ask me, after watching the ex Norris winner Karlsson the pylon last night perhaps they mixed up #55 for #3.
     
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    If they switched the overrated and underrated players they'd be a lot closer to reality.
     
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    ESPN probably interviewed zamboni drivers thinking they were hockey players because they "slide around the ice".

    Not too worried. Phaneuf looks to be going into beast mode this season. Hope he starts hitting players with wild abandon hoping to get at least a few of the ones that called him overrated.
     
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    Why is Detroit hurt the most by the alignment? It saves them so much travel time, and they leave a division where almost every team (Columbus was like 1 point away) made the playoffs last year
     
  7. Pocket Hercules

    Pocket Hercules Business in the front, party in the back.

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    Wasn't this poll done last year as well?

    And do we really need to be reminded about how awesome Steen is for St.Louis? Carlyle would have a rip roaring fapfest if he was still on the Leafs right above Bolland and Clemmer. Fletch's last brainfart sure was a doozy... :facepalm:
     
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    That is all you need to know about the validity of this crap.

    My morning **** is more accurate at analyzing hockey
     
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    No he was voted as most overated by 4 players.
    13.3% of 30 players is 4. Hardly a large enough sample size to be accurate.
     
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    I personally like that he is, definitely will only help motivate his play. He's had a fantastic start to the season.
     
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    Phaneuf is hated. This is what it really boils down to. No matter how well he plays, he will always be hated.

    HF itself is a prime example.
     
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    I agree.

    Time to send this caveman packing
     
  13. SteveV*

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    Teams that would take Dion in a heartbeat: 30
     
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    I hope that is the case...but I think you are wrong.

    When you start attaching price tags to players with a hard cap system, it changes everything.
     
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    He isnt going anywhere anyway...
     
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    I really hope this is said with sarcasm.

    This is what I was attempting to point out. People argue all the time about how overrated Dion is, however, this poll, along with the others are probably not that accurate. Look at some of the results. 8.3 % said the realignment hurt the Islanders???? How????? The only team that is in their new division that they weren't already competing against is the Blue Jackets. The Caps and Canes were already in the East.
     
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    Those stats are brutal first of all. Second, espn knows jack **** about hockey. If the results didn't poll against Toronto they wouldn't have ran the story or else taken a new poll. Joke
     
  18. SteveV*

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    Of course if you introduce cap, I'm talking ability.
     
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    only matter of time b4 he destroys two people and launches two rockets
     
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    nash is more overrated
     
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    I think at $4 million per year the vast majority of teams would take on Dion and his abilities.
     
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    Afraid not.

    I want this clown out. Or his pay slashed at the wayside.
     
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    He constantly wins this thing. He's the captain of the Maple Leafs though. He is probably a little overrated by our fanbase, and people in general probably hate him because he seems very cocky plays physical.
     
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    Who would you plan to replace him with??? There are no FA D-Men nearly as good. Who takes his mins?
     
  25. Mitchy

    Mitchy #HFOutcasts

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    Only 30 players were asked?? How do you judge this shat based on asking only 30 players?? ESPN at it again.
     

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