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Dion Phaneuf a Maple Leaf - Huge 7 Player Trade


Dion Phaneuf is a Toronto Maple Leaf.  This is not a drill.  The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defensemen Dion Phaneuf and Keith Aulie along with winger Fredrik Sjöström from the Calgary Flames in exchange for Matt Stajan, Nik Hagman, Jamal Mayers and Ian White.

Phaneuf, 24, averaged 51.5 points per season from 2005-09. This year, he has 10 goals and 12 assists to go with a plus-3 rating.  I absolutely love this deal; Burke won this one hands down.

Brian Burke will announce a second trade shortly.  I'm hearing Jean-Sébastien Giguère is coming to Toronto for Vesa Toskala and Jason Blake.  I'm off to the movies so if someone out there can leave a comment confirming the details surrounding trade #2, I'd appreciate it.

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