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Author: Joe DeClara

State Of The Toronto Maple Leafs Defense

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 12: Morgan Rielly #44 of the Toronto Maple Leafs defends a shot from Rick Nash #61 of the Boston Bruins during the first period of Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 12, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) There is a general thought out there that adding John Tavares was not the best move. To some, the Toronto Maple Leafs defense is what really needed the upgrade, not the forward core. The main problem with that line of...

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Andreas Johnsson Contract Could Be Trouble For The Toronto Maple Leafs

TORONTO, ON – MAY 10: Toronto Marlies left wing Andreas Johnsson (11) makes himself known to the ref on a no call. Toronto Marlies V Syracuse Crunch during 2nd period action 2nd round of AHL playoffs at Ricoh Coliseum. Toronto Star/Rick Madonik (Rick Madonik/Toronto Star via Getty Images) The Andreas Johnsson contract looks good at first glance. He’s cheap and after winning the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy for AHL playoffs MVP, Johnsson is poised for a big year with the Toronto Maple Leafs. But it’s only a one-year deal, and if Johnsson has the type of year in 2018-2019 he’s hoping...

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