A Christmas Gift for Every Member of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs - Santa Claus (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Toronto Maple Leafs – John Tavares and Auston Matthews (Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Auston Matthews

The gift of suspenders

We got Auston Matthews some high-quality mustache wax so that he can keep his caterpillar looking sharp. That was only a small part of his gift. We also got the former first-overall draft pick a pair of suspenders.

The suspenders are sleek and from a high-end designer. More importantly, they will keep Matthews’ pants up. It’s something that he can use some help with and his friends from Arizona aren’t trustworthy enough to be counted on.

Frederik Andersen

The gift of some rest

Frederik Anderson has already played 29 games this season, that’s the second-highest total in the league behind only the Jets goaltender, Connor Hellebuyck, who has played 30. Carrying the load that Andersen has is no simple feat. That is why we have given Andersen the perfect gift, some rest.

John Tavares

The gift of a swing

When we were walking the malls to find the Leafs the perfect presents we had originally purchased Captain Tavares some Maple Leafs pyjamas and bedsheets. We eventually realized that those were things that Tavares already owned, though they may not fit him and his bed anymore.

We returned the Leafs swag in exchange for a baby swing. Tavares welcomed a son named Jace on Sept. 12 with his wife, Aryne. With a three and a half-month-old at home, sleep is likely at a premium. That’s why we have sent him a swing to help rock the baby to sleep. It’s similar to the one we sent Andersen for his personal use, though Jace’s is much much smaller.

Brendan Shanahan, Kyle Dubas, and Sheldon Keefe

The gift of improvement

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been notorious in their struggles. With Babcock, they weren’t able to get past the first round of the playoffs. That is why we are giving Brendan Shanahan, Dubas, and Keefe the gift of a deep run in the postseason.

In order for executives and fans to be sure that the right decisions were made this season, we are giving the Leafs the opportunity to play in the second round. It will be the first time they’ve been there since the 2003-04 postseason when they lost to the Philadelphia Flyers in the Conference Semifinals.

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We hope you enjoy whatever you celebrate this season. Happy holidays and happy new year to all our readers!