The Leafs signing TJ Brodie was heralded by many as the biggest achievement of that off-season. In signing him, Dubas addressed a major need on the blue-line, brought in a defenseman seemingly well-matched with Morgan Rielly, and made the team’s roster look immediately stronger.
And believe it or not, Brodie mostly lived up to those expectations. He was a solid, calm, consistent force on the ice who was almost invisible in the best way – whether he was suppressing shots from the Leafs opponents or quietly setting up plays, TJ Brodie made an impact.
It helps, of course, that he seems like the world’s nicest guy (in a quiet, humble, strong but silent type kind of way). By all accounts, the Leafs are getting what they’re paying for, and maybe more, in TJ Brodie. TLN staff agree, as everyone had him ranked somewhere in the 5th-7th slot. Brodie is undoubtedly one of the most valuable Leafs.
Five important stats
I can’t lie, I’m not a stats person when it comes to hockey. What I can tell you is that Brodie delivered bang for his buck as a defensive defenseman on the Leafs squad, and TLN’ …
Author: Mer / The Leafs Nation