Leafs Trade Dion Phaneuf To Ottawa In 9-Player Deal

The trading season may be officially open in the wake of a Tuesday blockbuster between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators.

Toronto sends their captain, defenseman Dion Phaneuf, with forwards Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey and Ryan Rupert and defenseman Cody Donaghey to Ottawa in exchange for defenseman Jared Cowen and forwards Milan Michalek, Colin Greening and Tobias Lindberg. Toronto also acquires a second round pick in 2017 from the Sens.

17 thoughts on “Leafs Trade Dion Phaneuf To Ottawa In 9-Player Deal

  1. Hardly a blockbuster, Tab
    An overpriced 2nd pair defenseman plus garbage traded for more garbage. How Toronto got the Senators to take this deal is beyond imagination.

  2. Agree with both posts. Really impressive to see a 9 player trade in these times. Can’t believe Sens did not have Leafs retain some of Phaneuf’s salary. Garbage in, Garbage out.

  3. A likely move after Buff was moved off the market. I think Phanuef is a still a quality player. Good move for both teams.

  4. Boo- I think many of those contracts- are short term for Toronto… so makes perfect sense to Purge the garbage… and be more flexible- moving forward…

    Think I heard Milan M- has only one year left… so… Wondering if Hawks look at him??? I could even see a deal- Bickell for Michalek + Prospect + Pick… Toronto would like… cuz they ain’t going anywhere now… and it would be pretty Cap neutral…. But Pick up Picks/prospects winning the deal long term- which is what they are building for!!! and Done here w/ Dumping of Phaneuf!!!

  5. Hawkfacts agree.

    The only surprise is that Toronto didn’t include Morin in package of minor leaguers.

  6. I think the trade is fine. Ottawa is making a move for a high end 2nd pairing guy. But they are paying a high price for it, and i think it will be for not when they miss the playoffs anyway.

    we will see though. Maybe they sneak out the 8 seed.

  7. I wish I was married to Morin, he’s making $800k clear…. ha ha ha.

    Trading Morin was worth it already — Panik has three goals in limited action and is far more useful than Morin for the Hawks’ purposes. Panik just needs alarm clock and to stay off the bottle.

  8. Lamoriello and Babcock are really blowing the thing all up. Wouldn’t be surprised to see JVR go too. Anybody know of someone looking for a left winger?

    I can se them taking a real run at Stamkos at the end of the season. Plenty of cap space to offer him big bucks.

  9. Mmmmmmm this should really take the pressure off Dion,should make him a better player .Ottawa really needs a tougher back end. Good for Ottawa.
    I heard T.J. Brennan being called up from the farm,.,.,perhaps Morin gets a chance to shine ,.,.,5 th line pivot,.,.,What a complete load of crap by 2 playoff BUST Canadian teams. Nuff said.

  10. If they get rid of JVR (or any of there top 3 or 4 players) what would Stamkos be going to-money talks but he’ll get that regardless–he wants a chance to win as well (in his prime)

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