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Constructing the Toronto Maple Leafs Optimal Defensive Pairings

Recall last season when the Toronto Maple Leafs had a bunch of quality defencemen following the trade deadline last year, they began to use various combinations for their defensive pairings down the stretch.

Some of the pairings turned out alright for the Toronto Maple Leafs, whereas others just flat out failed.

However, with a fair number of them now no longer with the team, including Luke Schenn, Erik Gustafsson, and Justin Holl, it has left pretty much a set top six for the upcoming 2023-24 season.

As a result, Morgan Rielly, John Klingberg, T.J. Brodie, Mark Giordano, Jake McCabe, and Timothy Liljegren should be all coming out of training camp as starters entering the season.