5. Dion Phaneuf, Toronto Maple Leafs

Wanted for bad performances on the ice

When Dion Phaneuf was traded to the Maple Leafs in 2009, the team found themselves in a place

they had not been in for years. That was the second season in a row the team where the team was

without a full-time captain after Mats Sundin carried the mantle for 10 seasons.

So the Leafs were desperate for a new captain and Phaneuf was awarded the position,

despite him not being the potential game changing defenseman he once was.

Toronto has been mired in mediocrity since Phaneuf took over the position and he has a less than

stellar -24 rating in his five seasons since getting the ‘C.’


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