Dion Phaneuf is a Toronto Maple Leaf. This takes the sting off a poor season. Not totally but I’m huge fan of player movment and you don’t get to see too many trades in the sports these days (especially in season trades) so I’m pretty jazzed up about this one. The Leafs are so desperate for talent that this move alone won’t cure their ills but I for one think that it surely helps them more than it hurts them.
Not only do the Leafs get a punishing defenceman, they also get a chance to see Elisha Cuthbert hang around the ACC. The last point makes this deal a win – win for the Leafs in my opinion.