He's younger, smarter and a better defensive player.
Well, he's younger at least. I watched him absolutely stink it up while he was a Shark. Remember a couple seasons ago when San Jose was the worst team in the Pacific? It was because they were finding out that Jillson was not a viable replacement for Gary Suter (also didn't help that Nabokov was holding out).
Apparently DT doesnt think we need any D help considering he didnt put in a waiver claim.
I think more to the point is that Jeff Jillson is not going to be the answer to the Kings defensive issues. It's not like any other teams are chomping at the bit for his services. San Jose, Boston and Buffalo couldn't figure out how to maximize this kid's potential, and now at 25 he's at a point where teams who need help on the PP are turning their backs on this one time first rounder. I would trust DT (and the other 26 NHL GM's that haven't gone down this route) on this one. I'm sure DT thinks the Kings NEED defensive help, but he's going to try to make the best move for the team, not one born out of panic after one (or five) game(s).