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“Neon Dion” Phaneuf

from Darren Dreger of TSN,

Former Flames coach Mike Keenan won’t get into specifics, but he confirms there were issues in Calgary’s dressing room involving Dion Phaneuf.

Veteran players referred to Phaneuf as “Neon Dion” and found him, at times, overly confident, if not cocky, on and off the ice.

There were arguments, and some wanted Keenan to tighten the reigns and discipline Phaneuf, but the former coach enjoyed Phaneuf’s sometimes, combative nature and verbal approach and was willing to live with his mistakes as he developed.

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