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Forum: Armchair-GMMay 12, 2020 at 10:47
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Trevorchef</b></div><div>The team also has to consider who they plan to protect when the expansion draft rolls around. Keeping both Liljegren and Sandin, who are both exempt from being claimed may be the right strategy. Bringing in a top four guy with term would mean that they will likely be exposing someone in the top four. (Lot's of ways around that mind you with trades and such but, it is out there as a possibility).

My gut feeling is that they keep them both.

I think that the organization feels that the D core is better than the sum of its parts currently. (Minus Barrie and Ceci of course).

So... to answer your question... I think that it is unlikely that either one of Sandin or Liljegren are moved.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>palhal</b></div><div>There seems to this illusion that Leafs Dmen are so bad that they can get another teams 4,5,6,7 Dman and this would guarantee the Leaf success.
First, the Leafs are not going to have their two worse Dmen from last year on the team Barrie and Ceci, an improvement by deletion.
I know it hoping but the Leafs two best Dmen Muzzin, Reilly spent long periods on LTIR. So did Dermot.
Leaf will not have the worse coach in the NHL coaching them through training till mid November like they did last year
So, let's look at the Leafs defence. Reilly, Muzzin, Holl. That's solid. Dermot and Sandin. That's five. Then I the iffies. Liljegren, Lehoten, Marincin. Total for 8 Dman at 18m. Surely the Leafs can manurer their cap by adding another Dman if they want. San Jose who had worse GAA than the Leafs have 26.5m tied in three aging declining NTC Dman on long term deals. No that's team in Dman trouble.
It's kinda silly talk that the Leaf have to find a perfect partner for Reilly. You would think if Reilly was such a premier Dman that so many Leaf fan think, Reilly could adjust his game and play more with more defensive responsibility when needed. Yep, I'm all for adding a competent RHD...but at what cost? My perfect scenario would be trading Johnsson with no cap returned (don't worry about what the Leafs get in return,) and sign UFA DeMelo. Now DeMelo isn't a star, but he can be competent.</div></div>

Thank you these were exactly the answers I was lookin for haha I knew there would be some real smart people that would have a good input
Forum: Armchair-GMAug 26, 2019 at 8:15