THIS IS NOT A THREAD ON WHETHER PHANUEF IS GREAT OR NOT, ITS ABOUT WHAT THE MEDIA HAS SAID ABOUT HIM.
Then, and only then, did I hear any negative critiques about him at all. And it began right after Team Canada was announced, with a segment on HNIC where they were showing how slow he thinks the game. He didn't react properly to the play, or had put himself in the wrong position.
Did anybody else notice this lack of criticism until Stevie Y didn't pick him?
He is the same age as Jonathan Ericcson, but was drafted a year later, and rookied much earlier in 2005. If he were drafted by the Wings, because the Wings like to develop their prospects down on the farm more than other teams, especially the Dmen, would this (2010) be his rookie season?
Personally, I just think the guy is a slow thinker. I've heard him in interviews on Vancouver's Team 1040, and it's downright painful to listen to that guy answer questions.
Edited by T.Low, 01 February 2010 - 08:20 PM.