Dion Phaneuf contract talks with Leafs captured by HBO's 24/7

Dion Phaneuf (right), seen here stretching with teammate Jonathan Bernier before a game against the...

Dion Phaneuf (right), seen here stretching with teammate Jonathan Bernier before a game against the Canadiens, is getting close to a contract extension with the Maple Leafs. (Ben Pelosse/QMI Agency)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:36 PM ET

DETROIT - Unlike all the “F-bombs” being thrown around during the third episode of 24/7, the first letter in the name “Phaneuf” does not start with the letter “F.”

But the word “F-ortune” does.

And, thanks in part to HBO’s behind the scenes cameras and microphones, this weekend’s edition of 24/7 verified what everyone in Toronto suspected already:That Phaneuf is on the verge of collecting his own personal “fortune” courtesy of the Maple Leafs.

The Phaneuf contract talks, believed to be centred on a seven-year $49-million US pact, were outlined during a phone conversation between assistant general manager Claude Loiselle and GM Dave Nonis that was captured by HBO on a show that aired this weekend.


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