Trading Phaneuf is not the answer

It seems everywhere you look fans are calling for the Toronto Maple Leafs to get rid of captain Dion Phaneuf. The season didn't end well for the blue and white, which has fans all across the country angry and upset. This anger seems to have blinded most fans into thinking the idea of trading Phaneuf actually makes sense. It doesn't. Phaneuf lead the Leafs averaging 23...
Via Puckrant.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Closer Look at the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Issues

Toronto Maple Leafs fans have seen first hand the teams’ struggles (via ctvnews) The streak is now eight in a row.  The Toronto Maple Leafs have not won a game since March 13, and a playoff appearance, which was once a near certainty, is now going to take a miracle.  Since starting the year 10-4, the Leafs are 26-28-8 since, one of the league’s worst records in that stretch...
Via Grandstand University
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Ranting On The Leafs And Phaneuf

The Tim and Sid show on SN590 The Fan had a little bit of a rant about last night's Leafs game and Dion Phaneuf not speaking with the media post-game. Then, via David Alter tweets, Phaneuf actually called in to our station to respond to @timandsid. Gotta say that's a smart move by the captain to respond to the criticism Dion Phaneuf on #timandsid about not...
Via Kukla's Korner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Hilarity: JvR Gets Destroyed!,,, By Dion Phaneuf?

Image c/o GeekyTyrant Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Earlier this week, an incident occurred in a game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the San Jose Sharks. On the play, San Jose forward Patrick Marleau receives...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf lays out teammate James van Riemsdyk (GIF)

If James van Riemsdyk did not play for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dion Phaneuf would probably be facing a fine and/or suspension from the NHL. Phaneuf lowered his shoulder and unloaded on the head and neck area of van Riemsdyk on Tuesday night. Phanuef is van Riemsdyk’s teammate. Obviously, the hit was an accident. Phaneuf […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dion Phaneuf Is Taking Out His Own Teammates Again

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf threw the biggest hit of the night in Tuesday’s slate of NHL action. Unfortunately for Phaneuf, the victim on the receiving end happened to be his own teammate. The intended recipient was Sharks forward Patrick Marleau but Phaneuf completely failed at lining up the hit on Marleau and wound up delivering a high hit on JVR, who was shaken...
Via Next Impulse Sports
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dion Phaneuf lays out Maple Leafs teammate

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf delivered a huge hit during the third period of Tuesday night's game against San Jose, but unfortunately it was on his own teammate.Phaneuf was trying to knock Sharks center Patrick Marleau off the puck with an open ice hit. However, not only did he miss Marleau completely, but he laid out Leafs teammate James van Riemsdyk with a shot...
Via Holdout Sports
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers interested in Dion Phaneuf

Jonathan Willis of The Cult of Hockey:Former Maple Leafs assistant general manager Bill Watters was interviewed on Oilers Now on Friday, and he had both an interesting rumour and some harsh words for Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf. In part, here’s what he had to say:"Dion Phaneuf should be dispatched as soon as they possibly can and the story I hear is that Edmonton’s interested...
Via Talk Hockey
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

More Sloppy Seconds for Phaneuf?

This weekend, there were reports that Toronto Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf is available for trade. Leafs GM Dave Nonis has said he will trade anyone but hasn’t received calls on Phaneuf as of yet. Joe Yerdon at Pro Hockey Talk thinks that might change now that everyone knows he could be had. The 28-year old Phaneuf, who is one of the most physical defenseman in the NHL...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs D Phaneuf takes puck to face vs. Jets

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf was named to the All-Star Game on Thursday, but one might understand if he isn't willing to flash a smile. Phaneuf took a puck to the side of the face in the waning moments of Thursday's 4-0 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets. The 26-year-old defenseman, who had an assist earlier in the contest, was lying in a pool of blood just outside...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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