Maple Leafs Need the Heart & Soul That Hyman Brings to the Roster

Zach Hyman is one of those players my honest, hard-working father would have loved. He shows up every day and he epitomizes my dad’s highest compliment: he doesn’t think the world owes him a living. He’s more the stuff of example than of rumor.

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In fact, in a recent post I shared the news that, according to Jonas Siegel of The Athletic, Hyman had the best contract in terms of value-for-money-spent on the Maple Leafs. (from “Rating the value of every Maple Leafs contract for next season,” Jonas Siegel, The Athletic, 24/11/20).

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If that’s the case, why is his name coming up in The Athletic’s follow-up article suggesting there might be an “internal debate” within the Maple Leafs organization about Hyman’s not having a future with the team? (from “Mirtle and Siegel: Can the Leafs find a way to keep Hyman, Andersen and Rielly?,” Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle, The Athletic, 28/11/20).

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Zach Hyman, Morgan Rielly, Mitch Marner, and John Tavares (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

In this follow-up article, Siegel and Mirtle go back and forth about whether the Maple Leafs can keep the organization’s three pending free agents – Hyman, Frederik Andersen, and Morgan Rielly – after their current contracts expire. Although it’s true that the organization will want to consider these…

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