Slowly the Alex Pietrangelo ship seems to be sailing. The Jake Allen trade gave the Blues half of what they’ll need to put towards re-signing their star defenseman, and that seems like it will set the Leafs fans for some disappointment if we continue to put our eggs in that basket. It’s time to move on, look forward, and realize rebuilding the defense by committee might be the better option than landing one big fish anyway.
1. TJ Brodie
Trodie Jodie Brodie was a known target of Kyle Dubas last summer. In an alternate universe where Nazem Kadri waived his no trade clause to head to Calgary, Brodie would already have been a Leaf. The left shooting, but right side playing defenseman. Brodie has been a 20 plus minute defenseman for the past eight seasons. Brodie is a capable offensive player, but isn’t a liability in his own end either. He has averaged over 2 minutes a game of short handed ice time over the past three seasons. His lack of physical play might be a drawback in the eyes of some, as is him being 30. Though that last one didn’t deter the Leafs from …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation