What should we expect from Rasmus Sandin? Well, whatever you are thinking, do yourself a favour and dial it back a little further. A 20 year old defenseman with less than 30 games probably shouldn’t have too much put on him at this point, and with Rielly, Muzzin, Barrie, Dermott, Holl, and (*cough*) Ceci all healthy, Sandin could very well be on the outside looking in for the playoffs, and that’s okay. Wait, that’s not true. I’ll definitely be disappointed if Cody Ceci is playing ahead of Sandin.
Of course, it’s a lot more fun to believe that Sandin will go on a Cale Makar style playoff run, and given all that has happened in the world, if you want to believe in that, who am I to take it away from you?
By the numbers
What we’ve seen from Sandin so far is pretty much what you’d expect to see from a developing young defenseman. Sandin has had to endure working with different partners on a regular basis, playing further up in the lineup than he is ready to, due to the Leafs excessive defensive injures, and …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation