Monday, June 14, 2010
The Toronto Maple Leafs finally announced one of the NHL's worst kept secrets and that was naming Dion Phaneuf the teams new captain. Brian Burke acquired the rugged defensemen last January in a blockbuster deal with Calgary and felt that Phaneuf would be the teams future captain and thats exactly what happened just five months later. Phaneuf becomes the Maple Leafs 18th captain, the club did not have a captain the past two season after Mats Sundin had served in that role the past 776 games. Phaneuf is a talker and will be a different leader then the former Swede. Will this be a move in the right direction for the club only time will tell.