In case you haven’t heard, the Maple Leafs’ newly shorn 2017 first-round pick Timothy Liljegren signed an entry-level contract yesterday. The question of where he will play next season remains; Katya has a piece that discusses his options (spoiler alert: Seldo’s dream of having him in Niagara will probably not come to fruition).
We’ll talk about Liljegren in more depth in the future, including during our upcoming Top 25 Under 25, but for now I’m going to attempt to answer the (extremely important) question of what we can expect from our newest signing in terms of fashion. The initial results of skimming his Instagram were not stellar:
At least he knows how to wear a hat, unlike his friend there. Plus, this is right before a trans-Atlantic flight. Nobody looks their best while traveling. Let’s try something more relaxed:
We’re just going to bypass the Kings hat (this was from February, he didn’t know any better!) and appreciate this relaxed, casual look for what it is. An underrated detail is the black and gold tones of his watch picking up the same colors in his hat, which does a nice job of tying the look together. Casual doesn’t have to mean uncoordinated.
He also has fine taste in sunglasses. I think with some proper coaching and mentoring by his more fashionable future teammates, Liljegren’s wardrobe will turn out just fine. Let’s hope the same can be said for his hockey.
Have some more links for your Thursday:
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Women’s Hockey Wednesday: Thunder rolls to Markham - Pension Plan Puppets
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Maple Leafs News
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Pitting their own draft picks against free agent invitees was a new wrinkle at the Toronto Maple Leafs’ development camp this year and perhaps, unexpectedly, it was the invitees who showed the draft prospects a thing or two.
Six step up at Maple Leafs development camp | Toronto Star
Top pick Timothy Liljegren and Adam Brooks among standouts in mid-summer test at MasterCard Centre.
Meet Joseph 'Brick' Woll, the Leafs' sturdiest goalie prospect in 10 years - Sportsnet.ca
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2017 Toronto Maple Leafs Development Camp - Final Day Coverage | Maple Leafs Hotstove
Lou Lamoriello’s comments, scrimmage highlights and Leafs TV interviews from the final day of 2017 Toronto Maple Leafs Development camp on Wednesday, July 12.
News Around the League
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Down Goes Brown: Which NHL stars will end their careers as members of the one-franchise club?
You hear the term “franchise player” thrown around a lot these days, typically as a slightly fancier way of saying a player is very good. But actually playing out your entire career with one NHL franchise isn’t easy.
Russian players leaving NHL for KHL to participate in 2018 Winter Olympics | Toronto Star
The NHL's decision to not send players is having an impact on a number of Russian free agents this off season.
Video: Sidney Crosby opens up about his concussions - The Globe and Mail
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says he didn’t hear speculation about his retirement after he sustained a concussion during the playoffs.