I also read somewhere that it's "not about the money" & where he signs depends more about the quality of team he could sign to and what role he would get on said team. He wants top minutes, more power play time, etc.. something the wings could obviously give him based on the state of the defense. I think all of that points to him being signed by the wings, assuming he means it when he says "it's not about the money" & signs at a decent value. I would love to sign green at say 3 years, 12 million. But I expect him to get more. He'll certainly get better offers from teams like the oilers.
Have we even talked about Phaneuf in the last 4 pages of this thread?
Not that I ultimately give a s***, except the mods have dropped the hammer in more "on point" threads than this de-evolved mess.
Everything that could have been said about Phaneuf already was early on in his career.
He's been a failure from what he was first projected to be, which is a Norris caliber defenseman for much of his career. Instead, his only accomplishmend (albeit a good one), is banging Elisha Cuthbert.
WTF happened to this thread?
Same thing that happened to Phaneuf's career. You kinda just forget the guy is even there.
Well that's a Brian Burke phrase after some reporters questioned his fourth line over and over again, all that while comparing hockey to other sports. I mean just look at some posts after the Pasha, Z incidents or at how happy people are that hockey is slowly turning into something it shouldn't be and that phrase is simple true.
Anyhow, in terms of Phaneuf if the Leafs are eating some money, the interested will go up even if the Wings are out.
Who says hockey is supposed to be anything or any one way? The game you want is vastly different from what hockey started as. You're just arbitrarily picking a period that you like then saying "this is how it's supposed to be."