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from Michael Grange of The Score, Dion Phaneuf is a heated playoff rivalry away from being the legend his detractors suggest he thinks he is anyway.
Hey, fake it until you make it.
There are plenty of reasons why the rest of the NHL doesn’t like the Leafs captain, the two-time defending most over-rated player in the league.
Just a few: His glower; his glower and his glower when posing for publicity shots as the captain of the richest, most self-satisfied and most under-achieving team - if recent playoff appearances are the measure - in the NHL.
And now, courtesy of Ottawa Senators agitator Nick Foligno another reason: the big defenceman’s penchant for faking injuries to draw a penalty as Phaneuf was accused of doing in the second period of the Leafs 3-2 loss to Ottawa at the Air Canada Centre Tuesday night.
“I didn’t think he had to embellish it,” was Foligno’s interpretation of the Leafs captain lying on the ice after the Sens forward low bridged him, sending him skyward. “I k...
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On Tuesday Ottawa Senators Nick Foligno did something most of the NHL wants to do on a nightly basis, punch Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf in the face. And he proceeded to do so several times before adding in a solid hockey-sweater-pull-over-the-head move too. All in all, a solid effort!
Here's an incredibly topical situation: seven minutes into the second period of Tuesday's tilt between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, Nick Foligno clipped Dion Phaneuf, getting low to duck a hit along the boards.
Phaneuf didn't like it; and while the referees assessed Foligno a two-minute minor for clipping, the Leafs captain opted to hold him accountable...
Phil Kessel scored his team-leading 25th goal and Joffrey Lupul picked up three assists to help the Toronto Maple Leafs snap a three-game skid with a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
Nazem Kadri, Joey Crabb and Mikhail Grabovski also had goals for Toronto, which avoided its first four-game losing streak since last season.
That was more than enough offense for...
TORONTO -- Ron Wilson's message was heard loud and clear.
Mired in a three-game losing streak, the Toronto Maple Leafs coach split up top scorers Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul for the first time all season and both produced during a 4-1 victor...
How low can you go without being called for clipping?
Something has got to give on Thursday at the Air Canada Centre, as the Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild meet up for the first time this season, with both teams looking to snap a three-game losing streak.
This is the first and only meeting between the two clubs this season. In last year's lone meeting on Mar. 22 in Minnesota, James Reimer stopped 22 shots to lead the...
Phil Kessel scored his team-leading 25th goal and Joffrey Lupul picked up three assists to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
Toronto Maple Leafs President and General Manager Brian Burke was honoured Monday evening with the Ally Award from the PFLAG. We congratulate Brian on this honour. Here is his entire acceptance speech:
I believe that the PFL...
Phil Kessel scored his team-leading 25th goal and Joffrey Lupul picked up three assists to help the Toronto Maple Leafs snap a three-game skid with a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. Nazem Kadri, Joey Crabb and Mikhail Grabovski also had goals for Toronto, which avoided its first four-game losing streak since last season.
WILD (22-17-7) at MAPLE LEAFS (22-18-5)
TV: TSN, FS-N (HD), FS-WI (HD)
Last 10: Minnesota 2-6-2; Toronto 4-5-1.
Season Series: This is the lone meeting between the teams. They last faced each other on March 22, 2011, when the Leafs earned...
The Toronto Maple Leafs will try to avoid their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling Minnesota Wild tonight at Air Canada Centre.