Toronto Maple Leafs Defensemen
Morgan Rielly: A breakthrough on cancer research would not only be a wonderful gift to the world but a personal one for Morgan Rielly who lost his grandfather to cancer. His mother Shirley is also a cancer researcher.
T.J. Brodie: T.J. Brodie can get his very own tractor. Brodie grew up on a farm, so while he may not get much use out of it on the streets of Toronto, it would be a nice nostalgic gift for the Chatham, Ontario native.
Mark Giordano: When it comes to nostalgic gifts, Mark Giordano can use one more than anyone. The veteran, who was born in 1983, grew up in the 90s. To bring him back to his childhood, a basket filled with a Tamagotchi, a slap bracelet, a New Kids on the Block cassette, and a Felix Potvin poster will be waiting for him on the first day of Hanukkah.
John Klingberg: John Klingberg has been catching a lot of flack online for his play with the Maple Leafs. Since he struggles to defend his own end, Klingber’s gift is for him to be allowed to switch positions. Instead of lining up at the blue line, Klingberg would officially become a winger.
Simon Benoit: Simon Benoit can use a taste of home. The Quebecois defender, can get a couple dishes that aren’t so easy to find in Toronto, Soupe aux pois and Tourtière. For those unfamiliar, it’s a yellow pea soup along with meat pie.
Timothy Liljegren: The only thing to get Timothy Liljegren is what he needs most, getting healthy and receiving more playing time. It’s time he get an elevated role on the Leafs including more minutes.
Conor Timmins: Connor Timmins would benefit from one-on-one time with an ice dancer to help him be more graceful skating down the ice. Perhaps, Rielly’s fiancée, Tessa Virtue, would be available for a few sessions.