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Big minutes: Breaking down Dion Phaneuf

By virtually any metric you can consult, Maple Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf played some of the toughest minutes in the National Hockey League last season. According to Behind the Net’s Corsi Rel QoC measure, his 2.144 rank placed him third in the NHL behind Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Zbynek Michalek of Phoenix. According to the opposition…

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Ragin’ for Stajan: A Bozak Comparison

Just saw someone claim Matt Stajan is better than Tyler Bozak. Hands down the funniest thing I’ve read in months… #Leafs — Anthony Nicholson (@N24Nicholson) August 12, 2013 Funny thing about this claim, by any reasonable metric it’s 100% right. In the 55 games that Matt Stajan had his time overlap with Phil Kessel’s in…