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via Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun,

It’s may have something to do with his perceived personality, but Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf certainly isn’t a hit with his peers.

According to a Sports Illustrated Poll scheduled to hit newstands tomorrow (today), Phaneuf is the runaway winner as the NHL’s most overrated player. Of the 272 players asked, 21% listed Phaneuf, who came to the Leafs in a blockbuster deal with Calgary.

Second on the list was Rangers defenceman Scott Gomez (seven percent) floowloed by Canadiens centre Scott Gomez (six per cent) and Rangers pest SEan Avery (five per cent.)

added 7:20am, I have a feeling the above story is old, even though it has a August 23, 2010 date on it.  Sorry.

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“Rangers defenceman Scott Gomez”  ?

Posted by bsalamon on 08/24/10 at 09:34 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Another Toronto Sun story from yesterday, and this one is old too…

A week after teammate Dion Phaneuf was voted the most overrated player in the NHL, Leafs forward Colton Orr was rated second in a Sports Illustrated poll that asked 272 NHL players “Who is the Toughest Fighter?”

Minnesota Wild winger Derek Boogaard got the most votes (44%) followed by Orr (21%). It was a steep drop off to the next scrapper on the list, Rangers winger Jody Shelly (5%).

Orr, by the way, has been in 21 fights this season, fifth highest in the league. He also leads the Leafs in penalty minutes with 211.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/24/10 at 09:38 AM ET

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Good lord, where’s the editor! “Floowloed” hahahahahaha!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 08/24/10 at 11:06 AM ET

akus's avatar

I have a feeling the above story is old,

It is. It first hit the newstands for the April 4,2010 issue.
Things are slow this off-season, i blame it on Kovalchuk.

Maybe Longley should stick with writing NFL stories.

Posted by akus on 08/24/10 at 11:46 AM ET

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“Rangers defenceman Scott Gomez” ?

If Gomez can double as both a Rangers defenseman and a Canadiens forward, I’m hard-pressed to believe that he’s “overrated”. tongue laugh

Posted by nebcanuck from Peterborough, Ontario on 08/24/10 at 12:26 PM ET

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  “Rangers defenceman Scott Gomez” ?

If Gomez can double as both a Rangers defenseman and a Canadiens forward, I’m hard-pressed to believe that he’s “overrated”. tongue laugh

Nah, he’s still overrated.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 08/24/10 at 02:36 PM ET


I think this story was written several years ago by someone who did not know much.

Posted by 13 user names on 08/24/10 at 07:25 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

I remember reading this story when it first came out actually.

I think he just must’ve had Scott Gomez on the brain but if you’re talking overrated Ranger defensemen he must have meant to say Wade Redden even though I’m willing to bet it’s Marc Stall… can anyone find this out?

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 08/24/10 at 10:12 PM ET

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