What Do the Toronto Maple Leafs Need for Christmas

CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 28: Nazem Kadri
CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 28: Nazem Kadri /
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are currently sitting second in the Atlantic.

The Lightning are pulling away, the Bruins are coming on strong, Matthews has been injured and the Toronto Maple Leafs have won frequently of late only because of the amazing Freddie Andersen. Other than one game against Carolina, the offense has dried up.

That’s a negative way of looking at things.  It’s realistic, but it doesn’t really do the Leafs justice.   The Leafs are tenth overall in the NHL and likely to climb higher. Auston Matthews is back, and Mitch Marner looks to be taking his game to the next level.  Freddie Andersen is playing like a Vezina candidate.   The team’s depth is unparalleled and despite being 10th, the production received from Nylander, Marner and Matthews is about half of what it could potentially be.

They are tenth in the NHL despite playing over 25% of their games without their best player.  Things are looking up.  If you’re not looking at the Leafs with optimism, you’re a negative person.

This team is awesome and only going to get better.  Which brings me to the Editor in Leaf roundtable.  When last we gathered around are very large, very round table, we discussed the Leafs optimal lineup.

Today we are going with the classic NHL cliche – what would you get your favorite team for Christmas.  Sure, it’s not very original, but it’s a classic for a reason.

Not only did we gather our staff to celebrate the holidays across the round-table, we also brought back former Editor in Leaf Editor Tim Chiasson to throw in his two cents (he gave us at least a dollar’s worth).

From us at Editor in Leaf to all our readers, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.