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Phaneuf misfiring as Leafs captain

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10:47 AM ET 03.31 | Some look back on it as the weekend the Maple Leafs' season unraveled. It was a Saturday night in early February when the once-proud franchise honored former captain Mats Sundin with a pre-game ceremony. Others remember it as a moment when Dion Phaneuf's Toronto captaincy was once again confirmed as a sputtering work in progress. On a weekend on which Sundin, Phaneuf's predecessor as chief Leaf, was feted with separate receptions on Friday and Saturday night, at least three former players who attended the events say

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Dion Phaneuf, Icon SMI Dion Phaneuf, Icon SMI
March 31, 2012  10:58 AM ET

Celine at her finest.....

March 31, 2012  11:07 AM ET

And again.....

March 31, 2012  11:09 AM ET

And how it began....

March 31, 2012  11:17 AM ET

Dion needs a change to regain his form. His time with Toronto has been pretty bad and certainly a big drop off in play compared to Calgary. Maybe being a captain wasn't a smart idea. Could be worse, though, he could be in Montreal.

March 31, 2012  11:22 AM ET
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Celine at her finest.....

Makes Shane Doan sound like a genius.

March 31, 2012  11:25 AM ET
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And how it began....

I like the "****in Wookie on Skates" comment! Too bad he wasn't talking about Mike Commodore!

March 31, 2012  11:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And again.....

Just take the 'E'

March 31, 2012  11:30 AM ET
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Dion needs a change to regain his form. His time with Toronto has been pretty bad and certainly a big drop off in play compared to Calgary. Maybe being a captain wasn't a smart idea. Could be worse, though, he could be in Montreal.

He was great in Calgary....



....just ask Harry.

March 31, 2012  11:38 AM ET
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Dion needs a change to regain his form.

Regain his form...what form?

March 31, 2012  11:40 AM ET
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Regain his form...what form?

Maybe this is it?



Makes me laugh everytime I see it.

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March 31, 2012  12:22 PM ET

I found out today, that D.P didn't attend the Sundin events when he was here...and there is certainly some crap going on in the room between him and Schenn...going after Lukes brother was really chicken **** stuff...I was surprised...especially with them down by 6 goals in the third...I wonder what Luke thought of it...and to be honest, that is exactly what I think Dion was looking to address.
Weird.
Luke is so likeable...many thought he was going to be the future Captain of this team. Tough to believe is is now the longest serving Leaf and was getting ruined by Wilson while Wilson pumped Dion's tires...and Dion is still a Burke golden boy...
It's all just so...well weird.
Go Pens Go!

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March 31, 2012  12:34 PM ET

This is a beauty too!

http://youtu.be/JJH-CMnA7PI

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March 31, 2012  12:42 PM ET

Just because this is so funny...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHwGR5l_uMU&feature[/youtube]

March 31, 2012  12:46 PM ET

Bit rusty...
[youtube[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHwGR5l_uMU[/youtube]

March 31, 2012  12:49 PM ET
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Bit rusty...[youtube[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHwGR5l_uMU[/youtube]

No s hit!!!

 
March 31, 2012  12:50 PM ET

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