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Dion Phaneuf close to Maple Leafs extension?

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07:45 AM ET 12.28 | 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 in Toronto long term. Nothing appeared imminent Friday, but the expectation is that the deal will be unveiled by the time the club hits the Winter Classic on Wednesday. Phaneuf's agent, Don Meehan, on his way to Sweden for the world junior hockey championships, told the Star's Kevin McGran that the two sides are "still working on it." Phaneuf, the Leafs captain, is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent next season; the club locked up Phil Kessel earlier this season to avoid a similar situation.

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December 28, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Why?

This infers he's getting big bucks long term. He's not even the best defenseman on the team.

December 28, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Word is they are finalizing the no trade clause language.

Nonis < Burke

December 28, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Dion Phaneuf close to Maple Leafs extension?

Please get this done. 10 years at 10 mil per and NTC.

December 28, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Meant to add watch him on the Sabres first goal.

December 28, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Dion Phaneuf close to Maple Leafs extension?Please get this done. 10 years at 10 mil per and NTC.

I'll second that motion.

December 28, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Meant to add watch him on the Sabres first goal.

So did they give him an assist??:)

December 28, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

So did they give him an assist?? :)

To***to bench crew. They gave him two.

December 28, 2013  10:08 AM ET

I guess nobody at MLSE has a TV....

December 28, 2013  10:11 AM ET

May as well post them all. :o)

December 28, 2013  10:12 AM ET

And another....

December 28, 2013  10:14 AM ET

An old favourite.....

December 28, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Let's not forget who we have to thank.....

December 28, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Word is they are finalizing the no trade clause language.Nonis < Burke

Word is they dropped said clause, as no one's asking for him anyway:)

December 28, 2013  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

An old favourite.....

See the other guy skate away...laughing all the way.

December 28, 2013  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

See the other guy skate away...laughing all the way.

Probably made his bells ring too.

December 28, 2013  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Word is they dropped said clause, as no one's asking for him anyway:)

I dunno Shipper. Word is Burkie's asking about Staypuff and Mrs. Pinch.

You're welcome for the nightmare Harry.

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December 28, 2013  11:00 AM ET
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So anybody feel like drinking all day in the basement with me?

I'd love to Danny but it always goes down the wrong way when I'm laughing this hard.

December 28, 2013  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

So anybody feel like drinking all day in the basement with me?

Is the To***to Sun proud of the big shoot out win over the worst team in the league?

 
December 28, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

So anybody feel like drinking all day in the basement with me?

Basement, snazzy. In Syracuse we had a 'cellar':)

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