Flames' success riding on powerful trio

Updated: April 28, 2006, 2:59 PM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

Dion Phaneuf, understand, is about as chatty as Marcel Marceau. So ladling out the pithy quotes is left to others. To old hands, such as Tony Amonte.

"He's the best young defenseman I've seen in my time in the league," lauds the veteran winger with flat certainty. "Bar none. Not even close.

"I mean, he hits like a train. He's a monster. And he's only 20. How good is he going to be in five years? It boggles the mind. It's just too bad there are two other super rookies out there, ...

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