Is Phaneuf the Right Man To Lead?

Posted: 13th June 2010 by Ryan Fancey in NHL
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Well, the wait is over. The Leafs will finally officially announce Dion Phaneuf as the 17th captain in team history. Even though Ron Wilson let the cat out of the bag in April, now it’s time for the standard press conference where Dion will be formally introduced as the new leader. The Leafs will also show off their snazzy new jersey design at the presser as well. The festivities will get underway at 2:30 EST tomorrow (Monday). It’s tough to say if this is all too soon, and almost impossible to say Phaneuf is too young. We’ve just watched a 22 year old Jonathan Toews hoist the Cup as the captain of an Original Six franchise. Last season we watched Sid the Kid do the same for the Penguins. There’s no doubt Phaneuf is “old enough” to be the captain, if the ...

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