A lot of time is spent talking about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ defensive corps. Really, it’s the easiest thing to poke at: their goaltending has been stable, their forward core is incredibly deep, but they still give up their fair share of shots, chances, and goals, and their group of six isn’t exactly considered brand-name around the league right now.

Not to mention, they just came off a playoff where three of their seven games played involved them giving up at least five goals. So with that in mind, fans, reporters, and basically anyone willing to put their name to their words are clamouring for Toronto to make a big move. Get themselves a piece or two who can give them a truly elite first pair, one that kicks the whole process into overdrive.

But what if the solution is to just put the two best guys they already have together?

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