Dion Phaneuf RUMORS & NEWS

  • Phaneuf says he's never asked Maple Leafs to trade him

    TSN "Dion Phaneuf insists he wants to stay and continue leading the Maple Leafs. He insists he has never, at any point during a tumultuous tenure, asked for a trade out of Toronto. “No, I never have and I won’t,” said Phaneuf during a sit-down interview with TSN.ca shortly before training..." September 15

  • Babcock: Phaneuf’s ‘going to have the best year he’s had in a long time’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Phil Kessel‘s time in Toronto is over, but what about captain Dion Phaneuf? Like Kessel, Dion Phaneuf is inked to a long-term contract (seven-year, $49 million through 2020-21) and, at the age of 30, he might be on his decline by the time the Maple Leafs are serious contenders. Phaneuf was also..." September 08

  • Shanahan: Trade discussions initiated at draft

    Sportsnet "One of the main storylines heading into the 2015 NHL Draft revolved around whether or not the Toronto Maple Leafs would pull off a trade involving one of their core players. The Leafs made a number of minor deals Friday and Saturday, but nothing major materialized. From Brendan Shanahan’s..." June 29

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    David Pagnotta @TheFourthPeriod

    Phaneuf involved in Leafs/Kings discussions. Richards may be part of it going back. If so, Leafs expected to buy him out.

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    @DetroitRedWings no longer interested in pursuing a trade for @MapleLeafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf, I was told.

  • 3 Red Wings' off-season questions: On possible Stephen Weiss buy out, trade for Dion Phaneuf

    Michigan Live "Salary-cap space isn't a concern for the Detroit Red Wings heading into 2015-16, but they have an option to create more cap room and open a roster spot by parting ways with Stephen Weiss. Will a thin free-agent market result in more trades league-wide this off-season? And who's ready for a..." May 05

  • Kypreos: Leafs’ Phaneuf upset he wasn’t traded

    Sportsnet "It was apparent after the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 5-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Wednesday that captain Dion Phaneuf is running out of ways to describe his disappointment in the 2014-15 campaign. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, it’s not just the losing Phaneuf is upset about. “I..." April 09

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    Jameson C. Olive @JamesonCoop

    Phil Kessel: "I think the way the media treats Dion Phaneuf in this city is embarrassing." #TMLtalk #Leafs

  • TSN airs inappropriate Tweet: Lupul, Phaneuf, Cuthbert hire legal team

    CBS Sports "During their coverage of the NHL trade deadline on Monday, Canadian sports network TSN was featuring a running stream of viewer Tweets that took an ugly turn early in the day. And now they have a legal fight on their hands because of it. Toronto Maple Leafs teammates Joffrey Lupul and Dion..." March 03

  • Kessel: Media's treatment of Phaneuf is 'embarrassing'

    The Score "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel stood up for captain Dion Phaneuf on Tuesday, telling reporters the defenseman is not to blame for the team's struggles. "It's not his fault," Kessel said Tuesday. "Why he does he get the blame?" Phaneuf and Kessel were not dealt by the club prior to..." March 03

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Teams are telling me the Maple Leafs are working hard to trade Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf today. #tvasports

  • Inflammatory Leafs tweet appears live on TSN TradeCentre

    Toronto Sun "One of Canada’s top broadcasters is backpedaling after airing an inflammatory tweet during Monday morning’s NHL trade deadline coverage. The inappropriate tweet appeared live on TSN and referenced Toronto Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul, defenceman Dion Phaneuf and Phaneuf’s wife, actress..." March 02

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    Craig Custance @CraigCustance

    Unless something changes dramatically, Red Wings completely out on Dion Phaneuf. Different philosophies on what the trade would look like.

  • Maple Leafs want Brendan Smith in Dion Phaneuf deal with Red Wings

    The Hockey News "The Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings continue to negotiate a deal which would see captain Dion Phaneuf going to Detroit today, but the sticking point now appears to be Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith. The possible deal would see the Leafs get Smith and forward Stephen Weiss in a deal..." March 02

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #mapleleafs Dion Phaneuf has a list of 12 teams where he would agreed to be traded. #transaction2015

  • Dion Phaneuf to return from injury against Flyers

    Toronto Star "Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf is essentially a certainty to return to the lineup against Philadelphia Thursday night. “He’s had three good practices so I’m hoping everything is good,” Leafs coach Peter Horachek said Wednesday as the Leafs wrapped up three straight days of practice in preparation..." February 26

  • 'You can feel it in the dressing room': Leafs' Phaneuf on trade talk

    Toronto Sun "The captain is back on deck. But Dion Phaneuf is likely to hear the cry of “man overboard!” once or twice in the next few days as the nervous Maple Leafs navigate the stormy weather and upheaval that go with the NHL trade deadline. The blue-and-white crew is very uneasy with the red-letter..." February 25

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    Damien Cox @DamoSpin

    Leafs would have to take back Mike Richards from Kings in a Phaneuf deal. TOR would want one of LA's better prospects.

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    Jonas Siegel @jonasTSN1050

    Dion Phaneuf remains absent from practice again today. Timetable for return pushed back. Unclear when exactly he returns.

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    Dion Phaneuf leaves ice early, was not on regular pairing and not on a power-play unit. So don't expect #Leafs captain back at #NJDevils.

  • Maple Leafs' Phaneuf skates, remains week-to-week

    NHL.com "Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf participated in a full morning skate Tuesday for the first time since sustaining a hand injury on Jan. 21 against the Ottawa Senators. Phaneuf won't be in the lineup Tuesday against the Nashville Predators, but he spoke with reporters after the..." February 04

  • Rebuilding Maple Leafs need to get value in a Dion Phaneuf trade

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs are getting a taste of life without Dion. So far, in two games, it’s no better. Maybe worse, depending on your point-of-view. This, of course, won’t satisfy the legions who believe Phaneuf, the Leaf captain, is the cause of all woes on this hockey club. Those folks believe..." February 01

  • Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf out ‘week to week’ with injury

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs will be without captain Dion Phaneuf with an “upper body injury” as they return from the all-star break, with a long uphill climb to a playoff spot. Leaf coach Peter Horachek said after practice Monday that Phaneuf was hurt in the last game against Ottawa and played through..." January 26

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    Dave Feschuk @dfeschuk

    Hearing Dion Phaneuf missed practice today with a hand injury and is expected to be out a while, per NHL source. #leafs

  • Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf might face discipline

    Toronto Sun "Dion Phaneuf has been in enough hot water with the Maple Leafs' bitter fan base of late. Will he find himself in the same situation with the league? During a first-period exchange with the Senators' Milan Michalek, Phaneuf appeared to take the feet out from the Ottawa forward in what some..." January 22

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    Mark Masters @markhmasters

    Extremely tense moment when Dion Phaneuf was questioned about why specifically scrapping fan salute helps the team pic.twitter.com/AFqp1ZP5y1

  • Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf considers change to left side

    Toronto Star "Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf touched down at the MasterCard Centre on Wednesday, skating with some of his teammates for the first time since the disastrous end of the 2013-14 season. The team’s infamous late-season collapse ushered in a summer of change: Two were fired from the front..." September 04

  • Should Capitals take a shot at Dion Phaneuf?

    CSN Washington "Let’s assume that Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan is earnest in his pursuit of a left-handed defenseman who can play alongside the right-handed shooting Mike Green on the Caps’ blue line. Let’s also assume the salary cap escalates to $70 million, providing the Capitals with roughly $14..." June 18

  • Maple Leafs shopping Dion Phaneuf

    Toronto Sun "Has the Battle of Ontario eroded into a race to see which of the combatants — the Senators and Maple Leafs — can deal away their captain first? That’s the $49-million question involving Dion Phaneuf and Jason Spezza. Both Phaneuf and Spezza are on deals worth $49 million US over seven years...." May 12

  • We have to be better, Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf says

    Toronto Sun "The Maple Leafs have to pretend their ugly loss against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday didn't happen. They have little choice. "The way the schedule is, I have said it all along, you have to move forward very quickly," captain Dion Phaneuf said. "We know we got outplayed. We're not happy..." February 06

  • Maple Leafs' Dion Phaneuf experiences ups and downs

    Toronto Sun "Another confounding night from the captain. Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf gave his critics lots of ammunition with some slow reactions, capped by getting beaten off the rush when Dustin Byfuglien switched to defence in overtime, came in fast and went unchallenged to the middle for the..." January 27

  • Maple Leafs sign Dion Phaneuf to seven-year contract extension

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that they have signed captain Dion Phaneuf to a seven-year contract extension. Phaneuf, 28, is under contract through the 2020-21 NHL season. “Dion is our team leader and has been a pillar in our building process,” said GM Dave Nonis said in a statement..." January 01

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    Nick Cotsonika @cotsonika

    Dion Phaneuf's contract extension will be announced before the Maple Leafs practice at Michigan Stadium today.

  • Dion Phaneuf contract talks with Leafs captured by HBO's 24/7

    Toronto Sun "Unlike all the “F-bombs” being thrown around during the third episode of 24/7, the first letter in the name “Phaneuf” does not start with the letter “F.” But the word “F-ortune” does. And, thanks in part to HBO’s behind the scenes cameras and microphones, this weekend’s edition of 24/7..." December 29

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    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

  • Is Dion Phaneuf about to sign a contract extension?

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs returned to the ice Friday from a three-day Christmas break with a bit of a bang with rumours that Dion Phaneuf’s contract extension is imminent. “No comment,” Phaneuf said when asked about the buzz on social media that he is “very, very close” to an extension that will keep him..." December 27

  • Report: Phaneuf extension might be imminent

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the lead up to the 2013-14 campaign, the big question surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs’ future was the fate of star forward Phil Kessel and captain Dion Phaneuf. Both have played key roles on the team and were scheduled to become unrestricted free agents this summer. Kessel wasted no time..." December 26

  • Sidney Crosby, Dion Phaneuf argue in candid '24/7' clip

    CBS Sports "One of the great parts of HBO's 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic series is that it captures so much of the on-ice conversations fans are so rarely privy to. The second episode of this year's edition of the popular show granted one of the more candid conversations it's ever gotten a hold..." December 22

  • Leafs Phaneuf not changing physical game after suspension

    Toronto Sun "Just because he’s coming off the first suspension of his NHL career doesn’t mean opposing players can expect to have their head down when they skate anywhere near Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf. Not unless they want to pay the price. “I play the style that I play and I’m going to continue to..." December 14

  • Leafs D Phaneuf suspended two games for hit from behind

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without their top defenceman for the next couple games. Dion Phaneuf was suspended two games following his phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit from behind on Boston Bruins defenceman Kevan Miller on Sunday. Late in the Leafs' 5-2..." December 10

  • Leafs irate over ‘Princess Phaneuf’ comment, Scott expresses regret

    Pro Hockey Talk "Following Saturday night’s 4-2 loss to Toronto, Buffalo enforcer John Scott took aim at Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf by calling him “Princess Phaneuf” in response to this third-period scrum. “All of a sudden I’m not allowed to hit him anymore. He’s Princess Phaneuf. It’s a joke,” Scott after the..." November 18

  • Leafs must keep calm over Phaneuf’s contract

    Sportsnet "While Phil Kessel signed an eight-year, $64-million contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs a few weeks ago, the understanding has been that neither side has illustrated any urgency regarding Leaf captain Dion Phaneuf who also becomes an unrestricted free agent at season’s..." November 01

  • Phaneuf just as impressive as Kessel in Leafs win

    Toronto Sun "Phil Kessel had the hat trick but consider Dion Phaneuf’s trilogy a pretty good night at the office. One a game-high six hits a couple delivered on the Anaheim Ducks’ biggest or most productive forwards. Two a goal to pull the Leafs even 2-2 his second of the season jumping into the play and..." October 23

  • Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf talks about timing and the purpose of camp

    Toronto Sun "The majority of his Maple Leafs teammates had showered dressed in their suits and were back on the team bus but captain Dion Phaneuf laid on an exercise mat in a hallway deep in the Canadian Tire Centre late on Thursday night twisting his body into a bunch of painful-looking stretches. The..." September 21

  • Can The Leafs Afford To Re-Sign Phil Kessel And Dion Phaneuf?

    Editor In Leaf "The NHL’s salary cap is in a constant state of flux. Hockey Night In Canada’s Elliotte Friedman reported a little over a week ago that the cap could rise to $80-million in four years. In this hfboards thread Globe and Mail hockey reporter James Mirtle projects the cap to be around $70-million in..." August 31

  • Kessel, Phaneuf extensions not on ‘front burner’ for Leafs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Recently re-signed Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has already made his mark on the team in his first seven months on the job but his biggest test is still ahead of him. The Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf a defenseman who logged 25:10 minutes per game in 2013 has just one year left on his..." July 26

  • Ex-Leafs executive says the Oilers may be interested in Dion Phaneuf

    Edmonton Journal "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..." July 13

  • Actress Elisha Cuthbert, Leafs Captain Dion Phaneuf get married

    Sporting News "Elisha Cuthbert's TV show got canceled. Her wedding to Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf did not. The two were married on Saturday in Summerfield, Prince Edward Island. It was a Catholic ceremony, and more than 300 people were expected at the reception. Some of Phaneuf's teammates (and..." July 06

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    "@DarrenDreger: Rumblings Phaneuf in play. Nonis says he'll trade almost anyone, says no one called on captain...yet."/Hearing same rumors.

  • Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf takes blame for Game 4 meltdown

    Toronto Star "The captain took the weight and the blame. “It’s a big mistake and a bad time to make it,’’ said Dion Phaneuf, facing a phalanx of reporters in the funereal wake of a Game 4 loss, his face both pink from exertion and grey, a look of bruising around the eyes, in the eyes. “I take..." May 09

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