Edited Apr 11 at 9:28
What? haha. Leafs nation is gonna have to disagree with you on that one.
Liljegren is 22 and still doesn't look anywhere close to NHL ready. We could argue about Sandin because of his age, but he's in the same boat as Liljegren.
Liljegren is perfectly ready for the nhl but the team is going with more veterans. No injuries on the right side this year do no reason to bring him up.
Lilly has been holding the marlies together and playing amazing, I have no issues with him jumping in the lineup.
Guess that's fair, but he looked awful last season. I'd rather take a 1st round pick over a 22 YO defender that isn't playing NHL games, but to each their own
He looked good last season. Shutting down cycles and was great at separating guys from the puck. Little bit of spurgeon peaking through. Now he’s working on his offensive game again.
But like I said it’s a vet thing this year. We have him to jump in if needed though.
Not sure why you have to troll, but Sandin and Liljegren are both multiple years after their draft class and have played multiple seasons pro and neither 100% have looked like they will be full time NHLers
Sandin is the same age as Romanov and has looked much much better in the NHL.
Him and Liljegren are the Marlies best two defensers ... and might be the best d-pair in the AHL.
But Toronto has 3 NHL caliber LD ... and aren't going to ruin their 19 year old prospects for no reason.
Why do you think Mete
is on waivers after years with Weber?
Why do you think Juulsen
left on waivers in his early twenties?
Why do you think Galchenyuk
could never reach his potential?
Why do you think Kotkaniemi
was better as a rookie than now?
Why do you think Poehling
went from NHL star to an AHL career?
Why do you think Sherbak
was lost on waivers in his early twenties?
If you think every prospect SHOULD
be in the NHL as soon as its possible than you're just as bad as Bergevin.
was drafted 13th overall the same year as Mete
and just got an NHL role this season, despite dominating the AHL for years.
And guess what ... he's playing amazing in the NHL this year ... and he's still waiver exempt ... meanwhile, Mete has lost his NHL spot and might be a waiver claim tomorrow.
Hopefully Romanov and Caufield don't suffer the same fate as every other Montreal 1st rounder ... but they're getting sent down the exact same path ... so who knows?