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Eric Staal Gets Last Laugh On Dion Phaneuf After Lopsided Fight (Video)

He who laughs last laughs the longest — especially when they get to fire a game-clinching slap shot at the opponent. That was the case for Carolina Hurricanes captain Eric Staal on Tuesday night as his team rolled to a 4-1 win over the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs. The loss was Toronto’s fifth straight and eighth in its last 10 games, as the firing of head coach Randy Carlyle...
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Toronto Maple Leafs: Who should stay this offseason

It was a disappointing 2013-14 season for head coach Randy Carlyle and the Toronto Maple Leafs. They ended up 38-36-8 (84 points) losing their last four game of the season and going 2-8-0 over their last 10. With yet another late season collapse, the Maple Leafs’ front office decided it was time for change. The team hired former chief player disciplinarian and hockey Hall of Famer...
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phaneuf to Calgary?

So the news around the league is that the Toronto Maple Leafs are shopping defenseman Dion Phaneuf to the highest bidder.  The modified no-movement clause on Phaneuf's inflated contract officially ends with the 2013-14 season. If the Leafs are testing the waters they would request that Phaneuf submit a 12-team trade list of cities he would accept a trade to.  Would Calgary...
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Maple Leafs Shopping Captain Dion Phaneuf

Dion Phaneuf signed a seven-year, $49 million contract extension in December to be the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top defenseman and captain long term, but he might actually begin that new deal with a different team. Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reported Sunday that the Leafs are shopping Phaneuf, with the preferred destination being a Western Conference club. Ontario captains on the way...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Dion Phaneuf the answer in Florida?

If you haven't heard the news Dion Phaneuf has joined Jason Spezza as the big name on the move this summer. Toronto is looking to make some changes after their disappointing season. What bigger change could you make other than trading away your captain? Well, I guess you could change your coach...  Anyways. Phaneuf. He was traded away from Calgary a few years ago. He was young...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs sign D Phaneuf to 7-year extension reportedly worth $49M

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed captain Dion Phaneuf to a seven-year deal, keeping their 28-year-old defenseman around through the end of the 2020-21 season. The deal is reportedly worth $49 million, according to TSN. Phaneuf has four goals and 11 assists this season, and leads Toronto in ice time with more than 24 minutes per game. The Leafs scheduled a news conference for...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Dion Phaneuf, Leafs 'very close' to extension

It looks more and more like Dion Phaneuf and the Maple Leafs are in it for the long haul. Darren Dreger of TSN reports the defenseman is close to signing a seven-year contract extension with the Leafs that would be worth $7 million per year. Aside from a couple of details, Phaneuf and the Leafs are very close on a 7 year, $7 mil per contract extension. Term was key. #tsn— Darren...
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Dion Phaneuf’s Contract Extension Could Be Done By New Year’s

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf will be the best defenseman available if he explores the free-agent market in the summer, but don’t be surprised if the 28-year-old veteran decides to remain in the hockey-crazed city long term. According to CBC Sports’ Elliotte Friedman, “there’s a chance Dion Phaneuf’s extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs is done by New Year’s...
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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