Ottawa Senators Forums => Sens Talk => Topic started by: CrustyOldGuy on February 09, 2016, 11:38:06 AM

Title: We Get Phaneuf?
Post by: CrustyOldGuy on February 09, 2016, 11:38:06 AM
http://www.tsn.ca/maple-leafs-deal-d-phaneuf-to-senators-in-nine-player-trade-1.435458
Title: Re: We Get Phaneuf?
Post by: BlindDruid on February 09, 2016, 11:53:06 AM
Why??????
Title: Re: We Get Phaneuf?
Post by: psahlgren on February 09, 2016, 12:16:42 PM
I am kinda speechless at the moment. Have to think about this for a while.  :smily677:
Title: Re: We Get Phaneuf?
Post by: Broken Bones on February 09, 2016, 12:23:06 PM
I feel dirty.
Title: Re: We Get Phaneuf?
Post by: Viper on February 09, 2016, 12:26:23 PM
I like it, I think he'll be a strong player for us. He hasn't lived up to what the Leafs nation expected of him and I think a fresh, good, young team will bring him back to his best.


I kinda liked Cowen but he has been on the outside for a while now and making a lot of money in the process, Michalek was decent but I don't think he's a big loss at all.


Picked up some decent players for Bingo too, God knows they need an injection of some sort.
Title: Re: We Get Phaneuf?
Post by: psahlgren on February 09, 2016, 12:52:46 PM
I like it, I think he'll be a strong player for us. He hasn't lived up to what the Leafs nation expected of him and I think a fresh, good, young team will bring him back to his best.


I kinda liked Cowen but he has been on the outside for a while now and making a lot of money in the process, Michalek was decent but I don't think he's a big loss at all.


Picked up some decent players for Bingo too, God knows they need an injection of some sort.
I think Phanuf can only get better, with the Leafs he never got a chance to show what he really can do. I do believe it can turn out well, I am mostly worried about his salary for another 5 more years but I guess Cowen, Michalek and Greenings salary almost equals Phanuf's. You liked Cowen you said? He has been nothing but a liability for this team, thank goodness he is gone. I liked Michalek but he was just getting more and more injury prone. I guess time will tell.
Title: Re: We Get Phaneuf?
Post by: Viper on February 09, 2016, 01:10:49 PM
Kind of liked Cowen, KIND OF, haha!


Initially, they amount to a considerable amount more than Phaneufs, but I think they are up at the end of the season?!
Title: Re: We Get Phaneuf?
Post by: Metalhawk on February 09, 2016, 01:57:49 PM
Cowen was a lost cause in Ottawa. The only way he still has a chance at reviving his fast fading career is elsewhere. He now has that chance in Toronto.

Greening's was a Murray knee-jerk reaction after an OK season playing with Spezza. Probably the worst contract ever signed by the Senators organization. Will probably be buried with the Marlies.

Michalek is a little disappointing, even though he was slightly overpaid. You can't have a team full of green rookies and prospects without proper veteran leadership. Michalek, MacArthur and Phillips being out of the lineup is a big reason IMO why the Sens struggle and often seem to fall apart when there's a little adversity in a game. Veterans are what helps stabilize the ship.

Lindberg and the 2nd round pick, meh. Prospects are just that, prospects.

If Phaneuf can stabilize Ottawa's top-4, that would be huge. The expectations in Toronto were just too much on the guy. If he can settle down, without a letter and just play hockey I think he could be a solid #3 (though overpaid for that role) defenseman.
Title: Re: We Get Phaneuf?
Post by: FV on February 09, 2016, 02:41:26 PM
Great trade for both teams. 


Ottawa having him paired up with Cece on the second unit is a major plus for their D.


Toronto get a whole ton of cap space (Stamkos?). 


In Ottawa he doesn't have to be "the guy".  It will be better for him. 
Title: Re: We Get Phaneuf?
Post by: Jasonf6 on February 18, 2016, 12:29:22 PM
I didn't expect a trade like this within the Division but meh, it happened.

Hopefully Phaneuf will improve his game and stop being the pylon everyone called him. :)

Michalek isn't a huge loss but my friend is sure pissed: She adored him here.