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Fan Shootout: Dion Phaneuf

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What is your favorite off-ice training?

- Jason Eric Foreman, Caronport, Sask.

I'd have to say I like riding the bike most and doing squats. I think leg strength is the most important thing you can have especially if you want to get faster.

What do you do on the power play to open up scoring opportunities?

- Brandon Renaud, Woodslee, Ont.

I think the more you move the puck around, the more opportunities you're going to create for yourself and the team. You don't want to stay still because that makes you predictable. When you keep the puck moving you get a lot more opportunities.

I am a big defenseman playing triple-A hockey and listed as one of the top 5 prospects for the OHL draft in two years. Can you tell me how deal with all the pressure?

- Dag Wiesbrock, Ottawa

Just have fun with it and enjoy the experience as much as you can. Keep working to improve your game and be the best you can be, but have fun with it. Enjoy the experience.

What is your favorite hockey memory from when you were young?

- Jennifer Logan, Ottawa

I'd have to say winning the Brick Tournament when I was a novice. The Brick Tournament is a big tournament in Edmonton and winning that tournament was a huge thrill for me at that age.

What does it feel like to see your hits on TV after the game?

- Michael Flynn, Oshawa, Ont.

Any time you can do something that gets on the highlights it's great to see.

How has your game changed with Mike Keenan behind the bench?

- Kevin Hill, Montreal

I've really learned a lot playing for Mike. He's a great coach with a lot of experience in the league I really enjoy the style of coaching he has.

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