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The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost captain Dion Phaneuf for two games due to suspension, a time when most would expect that a rookie like Morgan Rielly would get added opportunity for ice time.
Moreover, having already been scratched for the previous three games, tonight would certainly be a perfect chance to get Rielly back in the lineup...
The Toronto Maple Leafs embark on a difficult string of three games in four nights against top echelon Western Conference clubs starting with a match against the red-hot Los Angeles Kings at Air Canada Center on Wednesday.
The Kings havenât skipped a beat without the services of former Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick, as they have gone 9-1-3 with former Leaf...
The Los Angeles Kings were thought to be sacrificing goaltending depth when they dealt Jonathan Bernier to Toronto in June. But in reality, the move might have only made them even stronger in goal.
Both goaltenders will face their former clubs for the first time Wednesday night when Ben Scrivens starts for Los Angeles against Bernier and the host Maple Leafs.
Already rock solid...
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19 hours ago
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf has been suspended for two-games by the NHL for his on Kevan Millar. Personally, I think that is the right decision, and I can live with this suspension. In my opinion, a two-game suspension seems like an appropriate length for that hit. The NHL can't go around suspending every player that boards another player five-games. While it...
Toronto Maple Leafs D Dion Phaneuf has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller in Toronto on Sunday, December 8.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Phaneuf will forfeit $66,666.66. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf has been suspended two games for his hit from behind on Kevan Miller of the Boston Bruins.
Phaneuf will not play against Los Angeles on Wednesday and at St. Louis on Thursday. He loses more than $66,000 in salary.
During Toronto's loss to Boston on Sunday night at Air Canada Centre, Miller's back was turned at the time. No boarding...
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1 day ago
Dion Phaneuf on his suspension, via Jonas Siegel tweets,
Phaneuf (1/2): "I have taken pride in playing a physical game for a long time...and I have taken pride in playing within the rules...
Phaneuf (2/2): "...and doing it the right way. So I am disappointed in the hit and the suspension."
Dion Phaneuf’s hit from behind on Bruins rookie defenseman Kevan Miller didn’t land him in the penalty box, but it will cost him a pair of game checks.
The NHL announced Tuesday that the Maple Leafs captain has been suspended two games for boarding Miller late the third period of Boston’s 5-2 win Sunday night. The suspension is Phaneuf’s first in his nine-year NHL career...
No shocker here. Dion Phaneuf, the NHL's most overrated defenseman and captain, is suspended two games for his boarding of Kevan Miller at the end of the Bruins-Leafs game the other night.
TOR's Dion Phaneuf gets a two-game suspension.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) December 10, 2013
Two games sounds about right considering the hit and no injury....
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller. The incident occurred Sunday during the third period of the Maple Leafs’ 5-2 loss. Phaneuf will forfeit $66,666.66. The post Dion Phaneuf suspended two games without pay appeared first on Sports Glory.
For the second time in as many days the National Hockey League’s chief of justice, Brendan Shanahan, has suspended one of the players he oversees. Today, Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf is the penalized perpetrator of an illegal hit…Read more →The post Toronto Maple Leafs: Dion Phaneuf suspended 2 games appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Dion Phaneuf has been suspended for two games for his hit on Boston's Kevan Miller in the third period of a 5-2 loss to the Bruins Sunday night. The suspension is the first of Phaneufâs career. The Leafs defenseman was not penalized on the hit from behind, but was notified shortly after the game that he would have a phone hearing with NHL Director of Player Safety Brendan...
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 loss to Boston, Phaneuf checked Miller from behind into the boards behind the Bruins...
Numerous reports stating Dion Phaneuf has been suspended two games for his hit on Kevan Miller.
More information will be posted when it becomes available.
Toronto's Dion Phaneuf has been suspended 2 games for boarding Bruins' Kevan Miller. A video of the decision will be available later today.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) December 10, 2013
Hockey in Canada aint no joke.
And this Toronto Maple Leafs lady fan needs a lesson on sportsmanship and manners. Then again, it is hockey in Canada.
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After three disappointing losses last week, the Toronto Maple Leafs got two huge wins against Dallas and Ottawa. Both teams have been playing well recently. For the Leafs, these two wins show that the team is capable of competing in this league.
The Leafs defeated Dallas 3-2 in overtime. Rookie, Trevor Smith scored the winner.
Toronto defeated Dallas 3-2 in overtime.
The league’s decider of suspensions, Brendan Shanahan, will be very busy over the next few days, as he determines penalty length for a number of incidents, all of which occurred in Boston Bruins’ games last weekend. Last night the Bruins…Read more →The post Toronto Maple Leafs: Dion Phaneuf suspension hearing scheduled for tomorrow appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
In spite of the playing their third game in four nights, there was reason for the Toronto Maple Leafs to have some optimism that they could defeat the Boston Bruins in an unusual Sunday night home game at Air Canada Center.
The club had won two games in a row over Dallas and Ottawa, goaltenders James Reimer and Jonathan Bernier were coming off sparkling 40+ save performances...
According to the NHL, the league's mobile refrigeration truck will hit the road on a two-day trip from Toronto to Ann Arbor, MI starting tomorrow in Oakville, ON:
DECEMBER 9, 2013 ROAD TO THE 2014 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC® PRESENTED BY YORK TOUR BEGINS WITH SPECIAL FAN EVENT NEAR TORONTO
Photo Opportunity of the 53-foot Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Ice Truck...
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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf will have a hearing Tuesday morning with the NHL's Department of Player safety for a hit on Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller during a game Sunday night at Air Canada Centre.
The incident occurred at the 17:39 mark of the third period when Phaneuf struck Miller in the back near the end boards in the Boston...
Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf will have a disciplinary hearing for his hit on Bruins defensemen Kevan Miller on Sunday night.Phaneuf boarded Miller in the Bruins' defensive zone with 2:19 to go in the game. Somehow, all of the officials missed the hit, which should have warranted a boarding major and seen Phaneuf ejected from the game.The replay shows Phaneuf skating towards Miller...
Dion Phaneuf landed a brutal and highly illegal hit on Kevan Miller late in the third period of Sunday’s Leafs game against the Bruins, but he did manage to flatten somebody with a clean hit earlier in the game.
Unfortunately for Phaneuf, that somebody was Phil Kessel, his own teammate.
Phaneuf and Kessel combined for this hilarious blooper during a second period line change in...
The Maple Leafs were the recipients of a lucky bounce in front of the net, and it led to Toronto taking a 1-0 lead in the first period.
Toronto’s Jake Gardiner got things rolling near the blue line, bringing the puck into the Boston end and firing off a shot toward the net. Gardiner’s blast was off the mark, but his rebound went right to Peter Holland, who was waiting patiently...
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
Even a few of the many, many Maple Leafs fans in attendance had to be a wee bit embarrassed by the way their team broke a tie early in the second period Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre.
Why there was no penalty call on Nazem Kadri for hauling down Zack Smith just inside the Toronto blue line -- springing the 2-on-1 break that put...
Kind of [another] odd decision to roll basically nine guys against the Toronto Maple Leafs in last night's 4-3 shootout loss. I'm guessing part of it had to do with the fact that Ottawa was again chasing the play, down early after quick strikes from James van Riemsdyk, Phil Kessel, and Jake Gardiner. So goes it this year in the nation's capital.
Ottawa did real well...