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FTB: Which animal would the Maple Leafs say they are like?

A popular question at the combine produced the most boring possible answers. We can do better.

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The 2022 NHL Scouting Combine is taking place this week at the [insert whichever bank name it is now] Arena in Buffalo. The famous fitness testing portion of the combine will be on Saturday, where these buff teenagers will be ogled by a bunch of overweight NHL scouts in their 50’s while they do gym workout tests which have basically no correlation to how good they will be at NHL hockey.

Much more fun for us are the stories about the interviews with the NHL teams. There’s always some weird questions the players are asked because teams think this tells them something about the players’ personalities. It doesn’t, but they keep doing it anyway. This season it looks like there’s a new question which is getting attention:

Because of course they all say lion. There’s no creativity in hockey.

This made me wonder what animal would our Maple Leafs players be? I’m sure we can come up with some more interesting animals to describe them. For example, I would say Auston Matthews is a rhinoceros, Mitch Marner is a mongoose, and William Nylander is a kangaroo.

Oh, and Pierre Engvall is a giraffe. I mean, that one is a given.

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