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06-24-2014, 11:17 AM
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From Hogtown to Motown; Leafs send Phaneuf to Detroit

The Toronto Maple Leafs made the first major move towards changing the culture of their franchise today, agreeing to a blockbuster deal just days before the draft by sending captain Dion Phaneuf to the Detroit Red Wings.

"We had preferred the idea of moving Dion out west, but a deal with Detroit made the most sense in terms of what we're trying to accomplish with this team." Leafs GM TribalPhoenix stated in a conference call today.

In exchange for Phaneuf, the Leafs acquired Detroit's 1st round selection int he upcoming entry draft (15th overall), as well as prospects Martin Frk and Xavier Ouellet.

"In acquiring another 1st rounder, we've got an opportunity to snag a prospect who can help rebuild our prospect pool. We also acquire a dynamic young forward in Martin Frk who we are very high on, and who is going to instantly fortify the offensive punch with the Marlies. Xavier Ouellet is also a prospect who has top 4 defenceman written all over him, and we are very excited about with some tantalizing offensive ability. Overall, we are very happy with this trade."

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