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Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« on: June 26, 2017, 10:00:04 AM »
Thought I'd share this video that's making the rounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_pG6Hzmik0

It's a series of plays by Liljegren from the most recent U18 tournament he played in. It's a very good look at his strengths for those who haven't seen video of him before. Shows a lot of what you'd expect from his play with the puck in the neutral and offensive zone, but there's also a few impressive plays of him defending zone entries and such.

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 10:06:10 AM »
Here's McKeen's profile on Liljegren, while it is still free:
https://www.mckeenshockey.com/prospects-blog/timothy-liljegren-17-solid-fit-upside-emerging-leafs/

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Before this season, he was a consensus choice as a top 2 player in the upcoming draft but he has had a tough season. It started with him missing the first half with mononucleosis and then he has been playing for the worst team in the SHL with big pressure of not losing games rather than trying to win them leaving Liljegren with few opportunities to use his full potential. He has been benched for trying to play his game in situations where the team needed him to play a safe game. That led him to play some games in Allsvenskan where he was the best player on the ice some games and made too many mistakes in other games. For my part, I like the potential and I like that he is trying to use his potential to win games for his team since that is probably the best way to learn and develop, even if it means making mistakes from time to time. Defenseman usually needs more time than forwards to figure out how to use their potential in the smartest way.

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2017, 10:09:08 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UyWFCPoouI

This is a shift-by-shift of Liljegren on his second game back from mono, where it is clear he rushed his return. Still had solid positioning and some nice plays earlier in the game to quash rushes and block shots.
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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 10:22:50 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UyWFCPoouI

This is a shift-by-shift of Liljegren on his second game back from mono, where it is clear he rushed his return. Still had solid positioning and some nice plays earlier in the game to quash rushes and block shots.

Am I allowed to get excited?

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 12:10:50 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UyWFCPoouI

This is a shift-by-shift of Liljegren on his second game back from mono, where it is clear he rushed his return. Still had solid positioning and some nice plays earlier in the game to quash rushes and block shots.

Am I allowed to get excited?

Nope, they didn't draft the smallest player with the most points, automatic bust apparently. ;)

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2017, 01:29:50 PM »
Thought I'd share this video that's making the rounds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_pG6Hzmik0

It's a series of plays by Liljegren from the most recent U18 tournament he played in. It's a very good look at his strengths for those who haven't seen video of him before. Shows a lot of what you'd expect from his play with the puck in the neutral and offensive zone, but there's also a few impressive plays of him defending zone entries and such.
He looks really good but I don't think it will be as easy to hang on to the puck in the NHL. Looks like he may need to shoot more. I think his speed  an hockey IQ will mesh really well with our young top 3 forwards. Leafs breakouts could be deadly.
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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 01:38:53 PM »
He looks really good but I don't think it will be as easy to hang on to the puck in the NHL. Looks like he may need to shoot more. I think his speed  an hockey IQ will mesh really well with our young top 3 forwards. Leafs breakouts could be deadly.

Maybe it doesn't show in those highlights, but his shot rates at the tournament those clips are from were very, very good:

www.twitter.com/ryanbiech/status/864614873983967232

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 01:52:01 PM »
He looks really good but I don't think it will be as easy to hang on to the puck in the NHL. Looks like he may need to shoot more. I think his speed  an hockey IQ will mesh really well with our young top 3 forwards. Leafs breakouts could be deadly.

Maybe it doesn't show in those highlights, but his shot rates at the tournament those clips are from were very, very good:

www.twitter.com/ryanbiech/status/864614873983967232

And Brannstrom was his partner, right?

What I like about Liljegren's shot is that he aims for chaos (tips, banks, rebounds), rather than trying to roof it from the blue line. He also takes that extra moment to draw the puck laterally before slinging it on net to get people moving.

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2017, 02:09:36 PM »
And Brannstrom was his partner, right?

I believe they mostly played on separate pairings actually.

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2017, 02:26:52 PM »
And Brannstrom was his partner, right?

I believe they mostly played on separate pairings actually.

Ah thanks; I thought I heard their names together a couple of times in that video, but that might've just been PP.

I would be in favour of taking a garbage defensemen contract off Vegas for Brannstrom.

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2017, 11:47:14 AM »
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Kristen Shilton @kristen_shilton  22 minutes ago
Niagara IceDogs grab #Leafs first-round pick Timothy Liljegren at No. 13 in CHL Import Draft

There was some talk that the London Knights were going to draft him (of course). They don't pick until 49th though. But Niagara now holds his rights if he decides to go the CHL route (which seems unlikely but who knows). They could also trade him to London for a boatload if he wants to play in the OHL.

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2017, 12:45:22 PM »
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Kristen Shilton @kristen_shilton  22 minutes ago
Niagara IceDogs grab #Leafs first-round pick Timothy Liljegren at No. 13 in CHL Import Draft

There was some talk that the London Knights were going to draft him (of course). They don't pick until 49th though. But Niagara now holds his rights if he decides to go the CHL route (which seems unlikely but who knows). They could also trade him to London for a boatload if he wants to play in the OHL.

Better to stay in the SHL against professional level competition and have the season he was supposed to have last year. He can get a taste of the AHL after the SHL season ends.

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2017, 08:40:26 PM »
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Kristen Shilton @kristen_shilton  22 minutes ago
Niagara IceDogs grab #Leafs first-round pick Timothy Liljegren at No. 13 in CHL Import Draft

There was some talk that the London Knights were going to draft him (of course). They don't pick until 49th though. But Niagara now holds his rights if he decides to go the CHL route (which seems unlikely but who knows). They could also trade him to London for a boatload if he wants to play in the OHL.

Niagara can't trade Liljegren for 1 year with the Import Draft rules initiated a few years ago. Odds he plays 1 year in the OHL, much less more than 1 year probably slim to none.
At 49 I could have totally seen London rolling the dice and taking him on the off-chance he played a year in the OHL. It was a complete waste of a pick by the IceDogs, but if the Knights are butt-hurt with what Niagara did I'm completely okay with that.  ;D

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2017, 11:44:21 AM »
www.twitter.com/UffeBodin/status/880430471540297728

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2017, 11:46:20 AM »
Niagara can't trade Liljegren for 1 year with the Import Draft rules initiated a few years ago.

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It was a complete waste of a pick by the IceDogs, but if the Knights are butt-hurt with what Niagara did I'm completely okay with that.  ;D

Ah, yeah I forgot about that rule. Makes sense of course. And definitely agreed about that last bit, although even if London got him I doubt he'd have reported.

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Re: Timothy Liljegren Highlights
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2017, 11:46:20 AM »