Toronto Maple Leafs 2010-11 Season: This Time, It Will Be Different…

September 17th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
With training camp about to commence and the 2010-11 NHL season just a few weeks away, there looks to be a new attitude in Toronto, with captain Dion Phaneuf leading the way.

Last season the Toronto Maple Leafs played without a captain, which, for some Leaf fans, was hard to swallow.

It’s easy to say that a team does not need a captain to have leadership, but, with Phaneuf already making a huge difference off the ice, it’s hard to agree with those findings.

Since day one of his being named captain, Phaneuf has put on emphasis of building a close relationship with all of his teammates. Phaneuf is said to have been in touch with every one of general manager’s free agent signings, trade acquisitions and rookie’s on a regular basis throughout the summer.

For the first time since Mats Sundin wore the Blue and White, the Leafs look to have the leadership and attitude that is needed in today’s NHL.

Like Burke, Phaneuf is a little gruff, plays with a “take no prisoners” attitude on the ice and isn’t afraid to throw his weight around when warranted.

With so many rumors about Phaneuf’s bad attitud ...

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