Thread: Value of: Jake Gardiner
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02-18-2013, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Petes2424 View Post
Gardiner is a 22 year old offensive D while Elliot is a 27 year old goaltender on his third team. If we were talking about Gardiner being 26, you wouldnt have a problem in logic. Schmaltz would simply be a step backwards, with more development to wait for, and really, D'Agostini is a scratch these days. Sure, he can play in the bottom six, but that's what he is.

So logically, where in the world is the sense in Toronto making anywhere near this type of a deal? Taking two problems and a prospect for a legitimate top 4 prospect who's still on his entry level is just ridiculous.
You're really underrating D'agostini here. He's a sniper and is probably best suited on the second line, but the fact is St. Louis is just loaded with depth on the wing. He's not a scratch on Toronto. He scored 20 goals on a defensive Blues team. He could do well elsewhere. MacArthur might even be a scratch on St. Louis.

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