No surprise Team Canada spot for Maple Leafs' Phaneuf

Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, seen at practice alongside American Olympians Phil Kessel and...

Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, seen at practice alongside American Olympians Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk, was not on Hockey Canada's roster to participate in the upcoming Olympics in Sochi. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:23 PM ET

Having attended Hockey Canada's orientation camp back in August, Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf was still seen as a very long shot to make the Canadian Olympic team.

In the end, the prognosticators were bang on. When Hockey Canada unveiled its crew on Tuesday for the Sochi Games next month, Phaneuf's name was nowhere to be found on the list.


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