How will fans react to Phaneuf’s return to Toronto?

Mike Babcock emphasized and then emphasized again how much he admired and liked the character and leadership of Dion Phaneuf when he was the Maple Leafs captain and why he feels the fans owe him gratitude for his tenure.

Each week, Ben Ennis (when we can get him off the golf course) is joined by two Sportsnet staffers for a roundtable discussion of the biggest stories in sports.


Former Maple Leafs defenceman Dion Phaneuf makes his return to the Air Canada Centre Saturday night as Toronto takes on the Ottawa Senators.

In Saturday’s edition of Sportsnet Magazine Live on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, Ben Ennis, Jeff Simmons and Mike Johnston discuss what kind of reaction the former captain will get from fans. Will the fans let him have it or will they show some love to the ex-Leaf?

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