I know, you know, we all know the Leafs need to try and improve their core of NHL defensemen. Rielly and Muzzin are good. Sandin and Dermott are nice. Holl and Lehtonen are varying degrees of (maybe?) okay.
The problem is that we don’t have a good option to play with Morgan Rielly. Holl is acceptable as a partner for Muzzin for now, but on a real contender may be better served as a third pairing guy. Lehtonen may be good but we have no idea how good. Dermott has yet to really take a big step forward like we hoped he could, and we’re still waiting to see how good Sandin will be in the NHL too.