Video: The Best of Phaneuf and Kessel in Toronto


Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel were the cornerstone players during the Toronto Maple Leafs’ sole playoff appearance in the last decade, a memorable 2013 first-round series against the Boston Bruins. Their tenure marked a significant chapter in the team’s history, though not one that fans will remember fondly.

With both players now departed, the Leafs are officially turning the page on this era. Phaneuf was traded to the Ottawa Senators in February 2016, while Kessel was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in July 2015. These moves symbolized the franchise’s commitment to a new direction, further highlighted by the unveiling of a new logo to commemorate the start of a fresh chapter.

Although the Phaneuf-Kessel era was fraught with challenges and disappointments, it also had its share of memorable and humorous moments. As the team looks forward to a brighter future, let’s reflect on some of the best and funniest moments involving these two players.

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