Toronto Maple Leafs Goalies
The Maple Leafs gift set is almost complete. However, we cannot forget about what may be the most important players on the ice, the goaltenders. Goalies need love too.
Joseph Woll: Joseph Woll had the internet buzzing when a fan brought the netminder a brick to sign. This connection shouldn’t end there. While some athletes get shoe deals, Woll should receive the gift of his own signature line of bricks.
Ilya Samsonov: Ilya Samsonov could use getting his mojo back. It’s unclear who stole it, but the netminder desperately needs it returned. It appears that as though Samsonov hasn’t been playing with confidence this season.
Last year, he showed the Toronto Maple Leafs that acquiring him was a stroke of good fortune for the club. This year, he hasn’t seemed like the same player. Perhaps, it’s due to a lack of confidence. With this gift, fans may get to see Samsonov return to form, specifically 2022 form.
Matt Murray: Poor Matt Murray has been forced to the sidelines and will not play at all this season due to injury. The good news though is that he has taken the steps to improve and get himself back to playing in the NHL.
In October, Murray underwent bilateral hip surgery, a major surgery that will keep him out of action for six to eight months. A very optimistic fan will hope that with intense rehab, Murray could be available for the playoffs.
Considering that we’re thinking about the man’s health, we should put that above all else. For Hanukkah, he should receive an easy rehab stint and the ability to make it back to the NHL once he’s ready.
There’s no doubt that the Maple Leafs will love their Hanukkah gifts. Whether they received a practical, personal, imaginative, or just a funny present, it’s all shared in fun. As the candles of the menorah are kindled, we wish all the Maple Leafs and their fans a very happy Hanukkah.