10/12/2013 07:56 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Hotstove Tonight: Why Leafs feel need to sign Phaneuf

The Toronto Maple Leafs should feel pressure to lock up their captain, according to Glenn Healy and Elliotte Friedman. 

The duo explained during their Hotstove Tonight segment on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday why the Leafs need to lock up the defenceman, who becomes an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Healy talked about Phaneuf's goal scoring prowess over the last several years and how the blue-liner will be tough to replace via free agency. 

Click the above video to see more. What do you think? Should Toronto feel a sense of urgency to lock up its captain?