• Timothy Liljegren emerging as indispensable piece of Maple Leafs' defence

    11 days ago - By Sportsnet

    TORONTO - Some of us probably owe Timothy Liljegren an apology, don't we?
    There are the card-carrying members of Leaf Nation who wished an unproven Liljegren, instead of an unproven Sean Durzi, had been included in Toronto's futures trade to Los Angeles in 2019 for Jake Muzzin.
    There are those cynics who thought the defenceman had been handed extra rope on the basis that he was a first-round pick, and they always get the benefit of the doubt; and he was a right shot in a system desperate for blueliners comfortable playing that side.
    And there are plenty of pundits who have extolled the...
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