Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman TJ Brodie
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Official Explanation Behind TJ Brodie's Struggles Emerges

Published March 22, 2024 at 3:43 PM

TJ Brodie has struggled this season and an official explanation emerged, shedding light on the defenseman's situation!

His struggles even led head coach Sheldon Keefe to scratch the veteran defenseman Brodie against the Washington Capitals, last Wednesday.

Veteran defenseman TJ Brodie has notable dip in performances this season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

This season, in 66 games, Brodie has scored 18 assists and has a +14 rating, which could be worse.

However, a closer examination reveals a decline in his Corsi For percentage, Fenwick For percentage, and expected defensive rating this season. He's faced challenging matchups, beginning nearly two-thirds of his shifts in the defensive zone.

Brodie's current Corsi For percentage is at 43.8%, with a relative Corsi For percentage of -11.2, and his Fenwick For percentage is 43.9%, with a relative Fenwick For percentage of -11.7, marking career lows for Brodie.

These numbers suggest a notable performance dip compared to his time with the Calgary Flames and his first season in Toronto.

A tough year for Brodie on and off the ice leads to Sheldon Keefe scratching him for Conor Timmins.

Conor Timmins has been playing well recently, urging Keefe to insert him in the lineup. Unfortunately, Brodie was the one to pay.

One can explain Brodie's struggles with his off-ice challenges, including his father's passing and his wife's multiple sclerosis diagnostic.

On the same topic, another NHLer announced a major personal update recently: we're talking about Ottawa Senators' captain Tkachuk. Make sure to check out what happened here!

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